Toys “R” Us & Babies “R” Us Offering Discounts For Return Of Potentially Dangerous Products

Each year manufacturers and federal safety regulators initiate safety recalls for a number of baby- and child-focused products. One major retailer wants to ensure you’ve rid your home of these potentially dangerous items by offering discounts if you trade in the goods for new ones.  Starting next week, all Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores in the U.S. will offer customers discounts ranging from 25% off to 30% off products in exchange for old, secondhand, and potentially unsafe items and furniture.

During the “Great Trade-In” event, which runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 29 at all 863 stores, each item returned to the store will earn the customer a 25% discount toward the purchase of a new product.

Toys “R” Us credit card customers will get a 30% discount off new purchases if they use their card for the transaction.

Products eligible for trade-in include used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, high chairs, baby swings, bouncers, travel systems, walkers, entertainers, play yards, and toddler/twin beds. Mattresses, gliders, ottomans, special orders, and clearance items are not included in the program.

The items dropped off during the trade-in event will be disposed of properly, so that they aren’t able to be put back into circulation, Toy “R” Us says.

“One of our cornerstones as the world’s leading dedicated baby products retailer is our commitment to help keep kids safe,” Reg McLay, Senior Vice President, Babies“R”Us, said in a statement. “As we strive to help parents make the best possible choices as they care for their babies…. We strongly encourage parents to use this time to check their baby gear and trade in old items for new ones that meet or exceed current safety standards.”

The items dropped off during the trade-in event will be disposed of properly, so that they aren’t able to be put back into circulation, Toy “R” Us says.

[via The Plain Dealer]