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Toys R Us encouraging consumers to trade in unsafe products

Toys R Us is currently holding a “Great Trade-In” event that encourages consumers to help remove unsafe products from the market.  From now until February 20, 2012, parents and caregivers can trade in old or dangerous products in exchange for 25% off new items from the same product categories.

According to a Toys R Us press release,

stores will accept any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs, kids’ beds, swings, walkers, bouncers and entertainers in exchange for a 25% savings on the purchase of a new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers.

The program was first introduced in August 2009.  Since then, over 600,000 potentially unsafe toys have been traded in for safer replacements.  The company noted that a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) analysis found that one in seven injuries from children’s products involved products that had been recalled.  Furthermore, most of the injuries occurred after the recalls.  The Great Trade In draws attention to products that have been recalled but remain in circulation, and gives consumers an incentive to remove these products from the marketplace for good.

For more information on the event, including a list of participating manufacturers, read the press release or visit

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