product safety

Checking Items for Recall - Step by Step Instructions


Checking Your Items

To see if your item has been recalled, please use the following steps:

  1. Visit the CSPC website by clicking here.

  2. Using the search tool, enter the product name or company name to begin your search.

  3. Recalls will include picture(s) of the item along with a detailed description of which model number(s) are affected.

  4. Items that are FIXED per the recall may be submitted to the sale. You should, however, attach a note to it referencing the recall and the fix so that our volunteers will not pull the item from the sales floor by mistake.

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Snuggle Bugs & Company and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

By taking a few proactive steps, we can comply with the new CSPC law while still providing our community with the best new and gently used children's items.

While the clear intent of the Act is to prevent the manufacturing and import of unsafe children's products, the Act does NOT explicitly exempt sales of products through consignment or secondary marketing mechanisms.

  1. The purpose of the Act is to protect children from excess amounts of lead and other contaminants sometimes found in toys, furniture and other consumer products likely to be used by children, many of which are manufactured in Asia and imported for sale into the US.

  2. The Act focuses all of its substantive (non-administrative) provisions to manufacturing, labeling, and certifications of compliance.

  3. While there is no specific exemption in the language of the Act, which eliminates the Act from applying to resales or secondary sales, it is clear that the emphasis is upon manufacturing and not on resales by consumers in consignment shops, thrift shops, garage sales or similar secondary methods of marketing.

At Snuggle Bugs & Company, the safety and security of our consignors, shoppers and their families is a top priority. Therefore we support the intent and purpose of the Act. Our official policy concerning children's items will be the following:

The new safety law does not require resellers to test children's products in inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold. However, resellers cannot sell children's products that exceed the lead limit and therefore should avoid products that are likely to have lead content. Those resellers that do sell products in violation of the new limits could face civil and/or criminal penalties. In the case of Snuggle Bugs' consignment events, our consignors are the 'resellers', so it is imperative that everyone take special precautions to ensure that the items they are contributing to the sale are not subject to recall.

We always have been and will continue to be committed to helping our consignors sell products that meet the standards supplied to us by the CPSC. To continue to ensure the safety of your children, we will not sell items noted in the statement -- recalled children's products, children's products that are likely to contain lead such as children's jewelry, painted wooden or metal toys, flimsily made toys that are easily breakable into small parts and dolls and stuffed toys that have buttons, eyes, noses or other small parts that are not securely fastened and could present a choking hazard for young children.

As always, Snuggle Bugs consignors will sign a Consignment Agreement in which they attest that they have checked their items on the recall website and that all items they are providing to the sale do not, to the best of their knowledge, contain lead or any other harmful substance and are not subject to recall.

Snuggle Bugs events will have lead monitoring and detection devices available for a nominal fee at each sale and will encourage consignors to use detection devices before dropping off items.

We are thrilled that we will be continuing to provide our community with an outlet to buy quality, safe, gently used children's merchandise. We are also committed to providing to you an opportunity to get a great return for the children's items that you no longer need.

We are committed to helping our consignors sell products that meet the standards outlined by the CPSC, and as we always have, we will continue to closely monitor CPSC recalls and advisories.

Again, we thank you for supporting Snuggle Bugs & Company.

Snuggle Bugs & Company, LLC
www.SnuggleBugsConsignment.com

safety links

Safety Links:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov

Toy Industry Association, Inc.
www.toyinfo.org

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
www.jpma.org

online resource for U.S. Government recalls
www.recalls.gov

Safe Kids Worldwide
www.safekids.org

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.gov

consolidated product safety information
www.recallaware.com

list of various toy recall websites
www.allthetoyrecalls.info

The Family Education Network
www.familyeducation.com

product safety

Please see the press release below for additional information

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09086.html

CPSC Clarifies Requirements of New Children's Product Safety Laws Taking Effect in February

Guidance Intended for Resellers of Children's Products, Thrift and Consignment Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In February 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) take effect. Manufacturers, importers and retailers are expected to comply with the new Congressionally-mandated laws. Beginning February 10, 2009, children's products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead. Certain children's products manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more that 0.1% of certain specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys. Under the new law, children's products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot lawfully be sold in the United States on or after February 10, 2009, even if they were manufactured before that date. The total lead limit drops to 300 ppm on August 14, 2009.The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that children's products made after February 10 meet all the new safety standards and the lead ban. Sellers of used children's products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards. The new safety law does not require resellers to test children's products in inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold. However, resellers cannot sell children's products that exceed the lead limit and therefore should avoid products that are likely to have lead content, unless they have testing or other information to indicate the products being sold have less than the new limit. Those resellers that do sell products in violation of the new limits could face civil and/or criminal penalties. When the CPSIA was signed into law on August 14, 2008, it became unlawful to sell recalled products. All resellers should check the CPSC Web site (www.cpsc.gov) for information on recalled products before taking into inventory or selling a product. The selling of recalled products also could carry civil and/or criminal penalties. The agency intends to focus its enforcement efforts on products of greatest risk and largest exposure. While CPSC expects every company to comply fully with the new laws resellers should pay special attention to certain product categories. Among these are recalled children's products, particularly cribs and play yards; children's products that may contain lead, such as children's jewelry and painted wooden or metal toys; flimsily made toys that are easily breakable into small parts; toys that lack the required age warnings; and dolls and stuffed toys that have buttons, eyes, noses or other small parts that are not securely fastened and could present a choking hazard for young children. The agency has underway a number of rulemaking proposals intended to provide guidance on the new lead limit requirements. Please visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov for more information.