It’s flea market and yard sale season! You can get a great deal on some great finds. But how do you know if the item, especially if it is for a child, possesses a hazard?
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is one reliable source, they have quite a list of recalled items that date back decades on their website.
There are also other online sources as well such as recalls.gov which has information from several government agencies such as the USDA and the FDA and it has tabs that include motor vehicles, consumer products, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, and environmental products, so it’s not like finding a needle in a haystack.
Don’t wait until you get the item home to check, use your magic Google machine and make sure the high chair, swimming pool, or car seat has not been recalled before you purchase. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Remember, sometimes if the deal seems too boog to be true, it is.