what IS safe??!

The latest recall in which Fisher Price has recalled over 10 million units of various items has got me wondering:  Us moms have spent endless hours researching hundreds of different products for the safety of our children and all for what? 

I swear - about 40% of the toys, gadgets or major safety devices that I have purchased over the last couple years for Lil J have been recalled.  Here is a list of some of the items:
I even had a plan to get Lil J a toy from Toys R Us this weekend.  The Fisher Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway.  So glad I haven't gotten a chance to purchase it yet because this product was also included in the Fisher Price recall.  Ack!!

Guess this proves that we moms (and dads!) are not immune to recalls of our favourite name brand items no matter how much research we do.  Does this scare you that so many companies we instill our trust in to provide safe products for our children, in fact, fail quite frequently?  Or is it just a way of life - that it could happen to anyone?

Does it depend on how one uses a product and if kids are supervised accordingly?  But how can we keep our eyes on our kids 100% of the time?  That feat is absolutely impossible!!

What steps do you take to ensure the safety of your child around his toys?

- swank}mama

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