What To Do With Recalled Toys

Before allowing your kids to play with toys relatives give them during the holidays, it’s a good idea to make sure they aren’t known death traps. The Better Business Bureau sent in some suggestions on how to make sure your toys haven’t been recalled, and what to if you find out they have been summoned to toy hell.

Before you throw out the packaging, check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and ToyInfo sites, which list active recalls.

If you spot your toy on a recall list, it’s probably easiest to take it back to the retailer at which it was purchased, but you can also check the CPSC sit for details about how to return the products to the manufacturer.

If you’d rather check your recalls over the phone, here’s a BBB-provided list of toy recall hotlines:

* Consumer Products Safety Commission: (800) 638-2772

* Toy Industry Association: (888) 888-4TOYS

* Mattel: (800) 916-4498

* Fisher-Price: (800) 991-2444

* Toys R Us: (800) 869-7787

If you’re a parent, what do you do to screen your kids’ presents?


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  1. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    What To Do With Recalled Toys


  2. obits3 says:

    what do you do to screen your kids’ presents?

    TSA (Toy Screening Agency)

  3. rework says:

    I am NOT giving up my Jarts!

  4. reds97 says:

    I dont… if they receive a toy they get the toy. If i think it is unsafe i will take it away. If i hear the recall on the news i will check.
    If they happen to stuff a lego up their nose.. lesson learned. I expect my kids to know better the next time.

  5. deejmer says:

    Why share the Mattel number…..I doubt they’ll have any more recalls now that they do their own lead testing……

  6. smartmuffin says:

    Why are you citing the BBB when just a few weeks ago you linked to a hit-piece on them explaning how they were useless and evil and corrupt?

  7. Slave For Turtles says:

    I’ve got “Island of Misfit Toys” going through my head now.

  8. Quake 'n' Shake says:

    I just give them to nieces and nephew I don’t like, or to kids of people I don’t like.

  9. gman863 says:

    Did “Bag O’ Glass” make this year’s list?