Toys ‘R Us Program Helps Get Unsafe Baby Products Off Streets

Posted on January 25, 2012

With so many products out there, it can sometimes be quite difficult to keep up with product recalls and safety information.  That’s why I was glad this morning to see a company working hard to help get dangerous products off the streets.

Toys ‘R Us is once again promoting a program called the “Great Trade-In” event.  What this program basically does is allow consumers to bring old, used, and potentially unsafe products in to a local Toys ‘R Us store and exchange them for a new item of a similar make.  The program was first introduced in 2009 as a way to curtail the danger posed by various hand-me-down products that may have been recalled or no longer comply with federal safety guidelines.

Since the first event, around 600,000 products have been traded in for a safer alternative.  For the upcoming promotion, which beginss on January 27, consumers can bring in items such as cribs, high chairs, and strollers in exchange for a 25% discount on a similar item from selected manufacturers.

As a Ventura personal injury attorney, I can tell you how important product recalls are, but I also know that it’s often hard to keep track of a seemingly endless amount of safety information, especially if money is an issue.  Events like the one described above do a great service to consumers across the country, and as a personal injury attorney in Ventura, I urge everyone out there to take part in this event if you think it could help make your household safer.

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