Recalled Items Aren't Fit Hand-Me-Downs

Updated at: 01/27/2014 1:26 PM
By: Networx

Photo: Sonya Green/FlickrSetting up a new household or welcoming a new baby can get costly. No small wonder that friends and family members often pass things down, while people seek out other items at used stores rather than trying to buy everything new. A note of caution, though: items subject to recall could be part of that innocent and well-meant attempt to save money, and they aren't worth the price.

This is especially true with baby gear, which is evolving rapidly in response to new safety guidelines. While a crib, carseat, or other object may have seemed safe with a previous generation of kids, newer models reduce risks and offer even more safety. If you aren't sure whether something has been recalled, you can contact the manufacturer to get information and determine if there's a repair kit or easy fix. A Philadelphia handyman can help you get the fix in place so your loved ones will be secure.

Better to be safe than sorry, especially with precious family members!

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