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

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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.