5 Promises to Keep for a Safer 2013

Written by: Dev Gowda

As we begin the New Year, consider making a wholehearted pledge to child safety in 2013. Below are 5 resolutions we urge you to keep not only for the upcoming year- but always. Share your commitment to safety and encourage family, friends, and colleagues to do the same!

5.) Take an inventory of all the child’s products in your home.

It takes less time than you would think, and it will save you tons of time later. Use our handy child product inventory sheet to log all the products your children use. When a recall is issued, you can quickly check your list to see if you have the product in your home. It also gives you a great opportunity to get rid a lot of those products you no longer use.

4.) Report any unsafe products to Saferproducts.gov.

While going through your inventory of children’s products did you find any products that you felt poised a safety hazard for your child? Report the product to the federal database at SaferProducts.gov so other parents can heed your warnings. The more people that speak up, the quicker unsafe products get off the shelves.

3.) Sign up for recall alerts from CPSC.gov and KidsInDanger.org.

Put your new product inventory sheet to good use by signing up for recall alerts at CPSC.gov and at KidsInDanger.org. Both alerts allow you to keep current with recent recalls and the latest child product safety news.

2.) Follow KID on Facebook and Twitter.

No time for email? No problem! KID is committed to keeping parents in the loop any way we can. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest recall information and child product safety news. Tell your friends to do the same!

1.) Make sure ALL of your child’s environments are safe.

You’ve followed all our resolutions to a “T”- great! But what about your child’s day care center? Their preschool? Are these facilities taking the same precautions to keep children safe? Make sure by telling them about KID and have them sign up for KID’s e- alert for product recalls and safety news.

Thanks for your commitment to safety. If you have any questions or concerns about child product related issues, or you would like to know how you can get more involved, please contact Laura at Laura@KidsInDanger.org.

Posted on January 07, 2013 at 6:35 PM