Products are recalled all the time for posing a danger to the people who use them. Even large, established companies have to make massive recalls, and when this happens we all notice. Who could have missed the series of Ford recalls for rollovers, defective door latches, and then Ford fires? But for every high profile recall there are hundreds of smaller, less noisy recalls of dangerous products every day. Possibly the most concerning of these are recalls of baby products. Your baby cannot tell you if he notices a problem with his high chair, and if you do not stay on top of recall notices you could be putting your baby in danger.
Child product recalls and baby product recalls are more common than we would like to think. Car seats, high chairs, strollers, and numerous other baby products are recalled frequently for different safety problems. Our first instinct when buying a new product for a baby is to tear it out of the box and figure out how to set it up. Stop! Before you assemble that high chair or buckle in that car seat, fill out the little papers that come in the box and mail them in. These product registration cards are very important because they let the company know you have their product. If the company later becomes aware of a problem or danger with the product, you will be the first one to know.
If you do not send in your product registration, you may still hear about a recall from a friend or on the news. If this happens, you will want to immediately check out the background information of the recall, look over the packaging, brand names, and serial numbers of your product, and get in contact with the manufacturer. A few different sources keep track of recall information, so if you are in doubt check out the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Consumer Reports. If you have questions or concerns about a baby product manufacturer's conduct or a baby product recall, talk to a lawyer and get on the right track.