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We strive at All 4 Kids to only offer the best items at all of our
consignment sales events. Our policy is to not sell recalled or unsafe
items. Because we are all parents, the safety and security of our customers is
our number one priority. It is the responsibility of our consignors to
make sure that all of their products offered for sale meet the required safety
Because it is often difficult for parents to research which products are
recalled or considered unsafe, we have included the below lists so our customers
and consignors are better informed about the products they are selling and or
expect all of our consignors to use the below lists before consigning any of
their items, insuring that none of the items they are offering for sale have
been recalled or are unsafe. Below you will find links to important
children's product safety websites.
As you may know, the government recently released updated lead testing
standards for children's items that go into effect on Feb. 10th. A statement taken from the CPSC website is listed below.
You can read the full CPSC ruling as well as up date date recalls and safety
warnings at http://www.cpsc.gov (Consumer Products Safety Commission).
In February 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement
Act (CPSIA) take effect. Manufacturers, importers and retailers are expected to
comply with the new Congressionally-mandated laws. Beginning February 10, 2009,
children’s products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per
million (ppm) total lead. Certain children’s products manufactured on or after
February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more than 0.1% of certain
specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys.
The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that
children’s products made after February 10 meet all the new safety standards and
the lead ban. Sellers of used children’s products, such as thrift stores
and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the
new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards.
While CPSC expects every company to comply fully with the new laws resellers
should pay special attention to certain product categories. Among these
are recalled children’s products, particularly cribs and play yards; children’s
products that may contain lead, such as children’s jewelry and painted wooden or
metal toys; flimsily made toys that are easily breakable into small parts; toys
that lack the required age warnings; and dolls and stuffed toys that have
buttons, eyes, noses or other small parts that are not securely fastened and
could present a choking hazard for young children.
www.cpsc.gov U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.toyinfo.org Toy Industry Association, Inc.
www.jpma.org Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
www.recalls.gov online resource for U.S. Government recalls
www.safekids.org Safe Kids Worldwide
www.recallaware.com consolidated product safety information
www.allthetoyrecalls.info list of various toy recall websites
www.familyeducation.com The Family Education Network