Beacon Transcript- You can find anything on the internet these days. From tech devices to food, you choose what you like. Because Thanksgivings and Black Friday are coming, you should be alert because some products might not be good for you.
There have been some recalled toys due to the fact that they were harmful to children. The problem is that some of those recalled toys are still available on the internet. Before you buy any present for your child, you should search to see if the toy you wanted to buy is not one of the recalled toys.
The internet is always filled with products that are counterfeit and might affect the health of you and your family. This is why institutions, watchdogs, and government agencies recall many products from the internet every day.
Some people just noticed that recalled toys are still available and that they are being bought on the internet. WashPIRG was the consumer watchdog agency that reported the fact that some recalled toys are still available. The group notified the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
In order to prove what they saw, they made a list with all the toys that were recalled this year and that are still on the internet. After they made the list they sent it directly to CPSC. Despite the fact that some of those recalled toys had different names and colors, those were the same recalled toys.
The director of WashPIRG mentioned in a press release that the recall of most products was not well-publicized, thus allowing online stores to keep the products in their offer without much ado. He also mentioned that the consumers should check their houses for recalled toys because they might put their children’s life in danger.
The watchdogs were even able to buy some of the toys. For instance, they purchased Gadget Pencil Cases which was recalled because of increased ingestion hazard. They also found other toys that were recalled in some online stores and they were able to buy them.
“We recommend you confirm that any product you choose is UL-certified,” mentioned the group of watchdogs.
Let’s hope that these toys will no longer be available on the internet because not every parent knows every recalled toy and they might put the lives of their children in danger.
What is your opinion about these recalled toys being available?
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