Check for Recalls
Consumer Product Safety Waiver
The CPSIA signed a law on August 14, 2008 which mandates the following:
Resellers cannot sell recalled children’s products or children’s goods exceeding designated lead limits. Unless resellers have testing or other information to indicate the products being sold have less than the new lead limit, resellers should avoid products that are likely to have lead content. Products that may contain lead include children’s jewelry, painted wooden or painted metal toys, and flimsily made toys that are easily breakable into small parts. Among the recalled children’s products to pay particular attention to are cribs, play yards, and dolls and stuffed toys that have button, eyes, noses or other small parts that are not securely fastened and could present a choking hazard for small children. Those resellers that do sell products in violation of the new limits could face civil and/or criminal penalties.
What does this mean for our consignors?
Each consignor must check their inventory against the CPSC website to ensure all inventory items meet safety standards. We understand this procedure may be time consuming, but kindly ask for your patience as we all seek to maintain Consumer Product Safety regulations and safeguard our children.
Please use the following steps to determine if your infant or child product (crib, play yard, bassinet, stroller, gate, swing, high chair, toy, etc…) has been recalled:
1) Click here. This will open a page on the cpsc.gov site with a searchable list of all infant or child products that have been recalled.
2) Search the CPSC database to ensure that your consigned item is not on the recall list. Enter as much information as you have. Example: Fisher Price 4 in 1 Total Clean High Chair
Below are some specific examples of typical items that are not able to be sold according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
• Children’s metal jewelry that does not comply with the federal limit on lead
• Products that have been recalled by the CPSC (unless the products have been repaired in accordance with the recall)
• Toys and other articles intended for use by children and any furniture with paint or other surface coatings containing lead over the specified amount
• Products intended primarily for children age 12 or younger with lead content known to be over the specified amount
• Cribs manufactured before June 2011 may not be resold
• Durable infant and toddler products, such as play yards, infant walkers, bath seats, bed rails for toddlers, and others that have missing parts, appear wobbly or unstable, or contain known hazards
It is illegal to sell a recalled item. For this reason, part of our seller agreement requires that you sign off that all your contributed items meet compliance standards.
Things to Note:
LBD will accept any items not specifically recalled by the CPSC law; however, we reserve the right to make judgment calls as to the safety of our children on an as needed basis. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we MUST comply with this law.
If a consignor has not checked their inventory before drop-off, the consignor is still required to meet CPSIA standards. Please be aware this procedure may dramatically increase your drop-off time.
If we notice a recalled item after drop off, the item will be pulled from the selling floor. Recalled items will not be returned to the consignor.