Caring for Our Childen, 3rd Edition (CFOC3)

Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health

5.3 General Furnishings and Equipment

5.3.1 General Furnishings and Equipment Requirements

5.3.1.2: Product Recall Monitoring


Staff should, on a monthly basis, seek information on recalls of juvenile products that may be in use at the facility. Of particular importance are recalls related to cribs, bassinets, and portable play yards that may be used for infant sleep. Additionally, caregivers/teachers should be aware of recalls of toys, playground equipment, strollers, and any other product routinely used by children in the child care facility.
RATIONALE
Product recalls are often ineffective at removing hazardous products from use because the owners/users are not aware of the recall. Children have died in child care settings from injury related to sleep equipment that had been recalled.
COMMENTS
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers a free subscription email service for product recall notices at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Subscribers can note that they only want to receive recalls related to juvenile products.
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS
5.3.1.1 Safety of Equipment, Materials, and Furnishings
5.4.5.2 Cribs
6.4.1.2 Inaccessibility of Toys or Objects to Children Under Three Years of Age