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Are You Using Something That Has Been Recalled?

Are You Using Something That Has Been Recalled? - The Beacon


By: Jason

Are You Using Something That Has Been Recalled?

On May 30th Toys R Us voluntarily recalled the “Imaginarium Activity Center” as a potential choking hazard. The concern is over a knob on the toy that can be detached and can pose a choking hazard to small children. According to the press release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission the toy should be moved out of reach of children and should be returned to Toys R Us for a full refund or store credit.

You can view the entire press release here.

Obviously it is important to be aware of products that have been recalled especially when it involves the safety of children. Also as noted in the press release, “it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell recalled consumer products.”

So how can you stay up to date on the latest recalls? Well six government agencies that oversee a variety of consumer products share the website The purpose of this site is to put all U.S. government recall information in one place. Check out the latest press releases to see products that have been recalled.

While the BBB does not report on products specifically, you can see if the BBB has received complaints about a business’ products or any other complaints by checking out the business’ report at

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Jason was the Manager of Dispute Resolution Services with the BBB and primary handled consumer complaints. He also assisted consumers with business inquiries. He was a regular contributor to the blog.