HEALTH FEATURE ARCHIVE
Happy Holidays...Safe Toy Alert
Since the Friday after Thanksgiving is the day many people start their Christmas shopping in a serious way, it is an appropriate time to talk about toys.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests consumers check their list of recalled children's products for dangerous items that may have been purchased before a recall was issued.
We recommend that you check out these lists of unsafe toys and children's products before you get caught up in the whirlwind of Christmas shopping.
To see if you may have toys or other products in your home that have been recalled, please visit the MedicineNet.com Product Recall area.
Happy Holiday Safety Checklist!
November 25, 2003 -- WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC) Chairman Hal Stratton today warned holiday season gift buyers
to be on the lookout for recently recalled toys and children's products that
pose serious safety threats to youngsters. To provide consumers easier access to
all recall announcements, Chairman Stratton also announced the launch of a new
federal government inter-agency Web site -- www.Recalls.gov.
The CPSC is also providing the following safety tips to help consumers choose appropriate toys this holiday season and year round.The following safety tips will help consumers choose appropriate toys:
Consumers can get the list of recalled products by going to the CPSC website, www.cpsc.gov, www.recalls.gov, or calling toll free, 1-800-638-2772. This list identifies recalled children's products that are off store shelves but may still be lurking in garages, attics, basements, toy boxes or closets.
Source: CPSC press release# 04-037, November 25, 2003.
Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2003