It seems like everywhere you turn another baby/child product is being recalled. As a parent this actually scares me to death!! My daughter was never a lover of the crib and in fact began refusing to sleep there around 6 months and then soon after I hurt my back and began letting her sleep with me full time because it was easier to nurse her and I was having a hard time lifting her out of the crib. Christy actually posted a link on Facebook this morning to an article talking about the new list of cribs that were recently recalled and when I clicked the link, lo and behold, there was a picture of the exact crib that we had inherited from my brother and sister-in-law that I believe both of their girls slept in as well (the Jenny Lind).
I guess I am what most people would call a “cynic” and thus am not the type of person that trusts on a whim – my other like-minded friends and I typically find ourselves looking into other peoples carseat without thinking, just to check if the children are properly strapped in, or mentioning to a fellow mom that her baby carrier is on wrong or too loose as well as bringing up subjects such as the lead recently found in juice or BPA or additives in snack. So I don’t consider myself naive, but come on! Cribs? The Jenny Lind crib has been a very popular model and sold since 2000 – they haven’t figured out how to make it safe by now?
Additionally, there were some baby carriers by Cybex that have faulty plastic buckles that were recently recalled. My husband thinks I am crazy when we buy something child related and I am tugging on straps and twisting buckles and hinges to see if they are strong or could break easily. But I don’t have that trust in the manufacturers of these products and more and more is seems like this trust that many parents have is ill placed.
Below is a link to the the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s page were they list baby/child product recalls. All the new crib recalls are on this list as well as the baby carrier, some Kleen Kanteen, clothing and shoes that have been recalled for one reason or another – this list excludes toys (that is a whole other post..) We welcome your comments and thoughts.