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Should you register products used for your infant?

| Dec 3, 2020

Whether you are a first-time parent or already have children at home, preparing to welcome a new baby is usually a time filled with anticipation and excitement. Because you want to make sure your baby stays safe and healthy, you spend considerable time researching the best products to use for your infant. 

Baby products, in particular, must adhere to strict manufacturing guidelines to guarantee that they will not cause injury to your child. Filling out product registration information can benefit you in verifying the legitimacy and safety of the products you buy for your baby. 

Product Registration

As you unbox your new infant products, one of the first things you may notice is a product registration card. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Administration, this is because law requires this notice to be strategically placed where you have to remove it to access your new product. All registration cards contain the same information including the following: 

  • Product identifier or model number 
  • Manufacturer’s name 
  • Manufacturer’s contact information 
  • Date of product manufacture  

You can either fill out the card and send it back to the manufacturer, or register your product online. Once registered, you can receive timely notification regarding the product you purchased. Information about recalls, as well as related safety alerts can help you make responsible decisions to protect your infant’s safety. 

Responding to a recall

Should you receive correspondence notifying you of a recall, immediately suspend your use of the product. The manufacturer should communicate all related information to you including whether or not they will issue any compensation. If your infant has suffered an injury because of a faulty product, you may consider filing a lawsuit to get compensation for the trauma and damages suffered.