As a mom of two small children, I try my best to do a thorough examination of all products, before I buy them. I try my hardest, like all moms/dads I am sure, to make sure that the toys that my children play with are safe. I hear so many times about a product that I loved being recalled and just being so disappointed. In the midst of scouring the mails, toyshops and internet, gift givers don’t even begin to consider if a toy could cause potential harm to a young child.I know that I am definitely guilty of this. There is now an app called Recalls Plus, that will provide you with a comprehensive list of the most important child recalls out there.
Recalls+ keeps an eye out on your kid’s products and posts the most comprehensive list of all toy and food products for parents to be informed and create peace of mind. I know as a parent, this is an invaluable source for me. If you have any questions, you can search the Recall Plus app, to see what comes up! Recalls Plus can easily help to protect my family from dangerous food and product recalls.
When I think back to the recalls that I have seen recently, I truly had no idea that they existed until I searched social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. One I saw my friends posting about the recalls, that is how I found out. I am always afraid that I will miss the tweet or fb status post about a recall. Then what- my kids could be using a toy that is not safe for them? I remember hearing about the drop crib recalls through a friend of a friend. At the time, I had a drop crib and had I not heard, I would have been putting my little ones in danger. This why the app, Recalls Plus is AMAZING!
Recalls Plus quickly creates a personalized watch list of items to monitor and the app will alert you immediately of any recalls that would be relevant to you. You can do a recall history by brand or category, create a personalized watch list of items like car seats, cribs, strollers,etc. It will be able to allow you to track allergen-related recalls and share relevant recalls with others. It will also read and monitor recalls from all relevant US governmental agencies including the CPSC, NHTSA, FDA, and USDA.
Here is some additional information about Recalls Plus:
Recalls Plus will monitor recalls on your children’s items. It has been designed and developed by parents of young children for other parents of young children.
Checklists by Age:
Select an age range to choose common products from easy preset checklists for Newborn, Infant, and Toddler.
Add Any Product:
Track recalls on items you already own or want to buy. For example, Britax Stroller, Graco Toys, etc.
Select from 8 FDA-mandated food allergies to get alerts on related food recalls. For example, eggs, fish and peanuts.
Recalls plus will only send alerts when a related recall applies for one of the products or food allergens you have listed. You can also browse the nationwide list of recalls reported by top government agencies.”
* This article is financially supported by Recalls Plus. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.