Step 3 – Stay Alert
Stay up to date
A new crib, highchair or other product that you buy today could be recalled tomorrow. This is why it is so important to stay up-to-date on product recalls and safety.
There are three easy ways to stay up-to-date on recalled products:
- Automatic recall notification
Be notified automatically every time a baby product is recalled. To sign up, click here.
- KID’s monthly email alert
Receive a monthly email alert that includes news about children’s product safety and KID, and a list of children’s products recalled that month. Sign up by clicking here.
- Fill out product registration cards
When available, fill out your name and address on registration cards that come with new products so that the manufacturer can contact you directly in the event of a product recall. Cards and online forms are now required for infant and toddler durable products. Learn more from this brochure (PDF) and get a list of manufacturer online forms here. You can also find more information in our product registration page.
Report bad products
You are not alone if you have had a bad experience with a children’s product. Often it is not an accident, but a product flaw. The best way to ensure that it doesn’t happen again is to report any incidents or other problems to the product manufacturer and to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. These reports help them investigate products for safety hazards. Click here to report a dangerous product.
Spread the word
The more people who know about recalled products, the more injuries will be avoided and the more lives saved. Help us spread the word!
Contact your family and friends and warn them about the dangers of juvenile products.
Download KID brochures and pass them out to parents, grandparents, or caregivers . . . anybody you know who cares for young children.
Write your legislators and urge them to make children’s product safety a priority.
Download KID posters and hang them in your child’s childcare center, school, or pediatrician’s office.