What’s a mom to do?

Yet another product recall has me shaking my head.

I don’t know if it’s just because of easier access to info or people being more mindful of what they are consuming but one thing is for sure. I have noticed a HUGE increase in brands that have been trusted and used for YEARS being recalled. I am grateful for the heads up, but am wondering why and who/what’s to blame.

The recession? My first thought was budget cuts in companies. Was the Quality Control department the first to go? Are these companies ignoring safety and quality to turn over a more cheaply made product?

The next one is probably just a result of living outside the US for a while now. Are we Americans just cry babies looking for a buck?(Anyone remember Mcdonald’s coffee before they had to warn you the it was hot?) We are the leaders in frivolous law suits. Although some suits are completely valid and I would be outraged enough to file one on some of these companies’ negligences .

Some of these recalls should really be about parent’s being more vigilant with their children and realizing that almost anything is a potential hazard but accidents CAN and DO happen to the best of us. You can be the most mindful parent in the world, and your child will still manage to hurt themselves. I still say shame on these companies for producing a product that wouldn’t pass even the most lax standards in QC.

On the other hand- the other products that we have no control over the contents and ingredients. Now THAT topic gets me pretty enraged. I will try not to go on a tangent….

Whatever the cause, I for one, will be more mindful of what I am consuming and what I am giving and putting into my child.  Here are a few more recent recalls that have me a little worried.

Info on product recall: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm230769.htm

Info on recall: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/Product-SpecificInformation/InfantFormula/AlertsSafetyInformation/ucm227039.htmhttp://recall.similac.com/recall/

This was back in January but it would still be wise to check your lot numbers if you have any Tylenol products in your home. Info: http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/

Where I go to find info on recalls and safety info:

For Alek- http://www.babycenter.com/product-recall-finder

The rest of the family- http://www.fda.gov/default.htmhttp://www.cpsc.gov/

I think I have a headache from all this junk. Better take some Tyle…..oh nevermind……


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