Child Home Product Safety
Home Product Safety
Child Home Product Safety is one of parents most top priorities. Parents and caregivers want to do everything possible to keep their children safe.
In 2005, almost 60,000 children under the age of 5 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries associated with child home products.
Every year thousands of children are severely injured or killed in accidents associated with products used in and around homes.
Many of us have misconceptions about childrens product safety. Child products are recalled, on average, twice per week.
Because of the lack of mandatory standards and testing, there is no guarantee that a new child home product is safe.
A better and basic understanding of the child home product safety system and its flaws will help parents take steps to protect their children.
Product testing and recalls
Through product testing and evaluation, the toy industry and other child product industries work to keep unsafe products off the market in the first place.
The most common reasons for recalls are the result of toys that contain impermissible levels of lead paint and toys made with powerful micro magnets.
Hazards from small magnets occurred when they were ingested and swallowed and causing intestinal injury.
A recall is when the government (The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) and the manufacturer remove a product from the market because it is dangerous and can hurt or kill a child.
Steps parents can take to insure child home product safety:
Child home product safety tips:
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products. You can find information on over 4,000 product recalls and recall alerts using the various searches on this page.
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