Toys R Us Wants Your Recalled Baby Gear

Responding to a rash of recalls involving cribs and other baby paraphernalia, Toys R Us is starting a trade-in program Friday, asking for recalled items in exchange for discounts on new stuff.

The cool thing is you don’t need a receipt, nor even to have bought the item at Toys R Us. And it doesn’t even matter how old the item is, the L.A. Times reports:

During the Great Trade-In event, which begins Friday, all Babies R Us and Toys R Us stores nationwide will accept returns of used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards and high chairs regardless of how old they are or where they were purchased.

In exchange, consumers will receive a 20% discount on any new item in those categories from 16 manufacturers including Cosco, Evenflo, Graco and Safety 1st. There is no limit on how many items customers can trade in.

A 20 percent discount isn’t exactly a windfall, but for those who need financial motivation to rid their house of baby death traps, it’s better than nothing.


Toys R Us’ trade-in offer triggered by safety recalls
[Los Angeles Times]
(Photo: AaronBBrown)