Product Safety and Recalls

US Consumer Product Safety Commission
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New requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act took effect in February 2009. Under the new law, children's products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot be lawfully sold in the United States of America. The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that children̢۪s products made after February 10, 2009, meet all new safety standards and the lead ban. Sellers of USED children's products, such as consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits or other new toy standards.
When the CPSIA was signed in to law, it became illegal to sell recalled products. All consignors should check the CPSC Web site (www.cpsc.gov) for information on recalled products before consigning the item. By signing the consignor agreement, the consignor is stating he/she has checked the CPSC's web site for recalled items and none of the items being consigned are among the recall list.


For products such as cribs and play yards, we encourage items to have their owner manuals.
ALL DROP SIDE CRIBS HAVE BEEN RECALLED, AND THEREFORE WE CANNOT SELL THEM.
Crib slat width
Cribs will be accepted if the space between the slats is no more than 2-3/8 inches apart to prevent infants from getting their head stuck between them. Cribs manufactured after 1974 must meet this and other strict safety standards.

Cribs with corner posts
The corner posts should be the same height as the end panels or less than 1/16 of an inch higher than the end panels.

Cribs with cut outs
No cut-out areas on the headboard or footboard so a baby's head cannot get trapped.

Crib top rails
The top rails of crib sides, in their raised position, should be at least 26 inches above the top of the mattress support at its lowest position.

Breast Pumps--Unless they are hospital grade, we cannot accept breast pumps.

Dept of Transportation - Recalls
1-800-424-9393
Car seats cannot be older than 5 years old.

Car Seats - recalled as of today

Tot 2 Tot Car Seat Waiver -- In order to ensure that the car seats being sold at the sale meet high standards please fill out our car seat information checklist and waiver before bringing your car seat to the sale. We will inspect and pull all recalled or unacceptable car seats, so please follow the check list carefully before bringing it to the sale.

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Safety Links:

http://www.cpsc.gov/ U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

http://www.toyinfo.org/ Toy Industry Association, Inc.

http://www.jpma.org/ Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

http://www.recalls.gov/ online resource for U.S. Government recalls

http://www.safekids.org/ Safe Kids Worldwide

http://www.nhtsa.gov/ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

http://www.recallaware.com/ consolidated product safety information

http://www.allthetoyrecalls.info/ list of various toy recall websites

http://www.familyeducation.com/ The Family Education Network

www.breastfeedingonline.com/pumps.shtml Product Information about which breastpumps are intended to be used by multiple mothers.