According to a series of news articles, Health Canada, the federal agency in the country of Canada that overlooks consumer product safety, has stated that it’s imperative that parents pay close attention to the quality of the infant car seats they are purchasing to keep their children safe.
The federal agency has released an official memo reminding consumers they should use extreme caution when buying second-hand or previously used infant car seats. According to the agency’s product safety officer, certain items may be cheap but safety should always come first.
Parents or parents to be should inspect the used children products they would like to purchase for cracks, damages or loose components. According to the information found in the official report, consumers must also keep an eye on used cribs, bassinets and cradles that may be older than 10 years over concerns older products may be worn out, missing instruction and even important warning signs.
Infant seats and cribs found in garage sales should be especially well inspected. If the product’s manufacturer information and date of manufacture are missing, safety inspectors advise consumers they should refrain from purchasing the item.
During the next couple of weeks, the agency’s website will have an article making several safety tips that could be useful to consumers who are about to purchase children safety products available to all readers.
If purchasing a used child restraining seat or crib crossed your mind, check out Health Canada’s tips, stay on top of all recall announcements, changes in federal regulations and advisories.
Stay informed and keep your loved ones safe.