|Please keep me safe!|
Both of these situations really rubbed me the wrong way. It's scary that companies care more about making money than the lives of human beings. And not just any human beings, but infants and toddlers! Those infants and toddlers are someone's whole word. Someone's reason for getting up in the morning, for pushing through a hard day, for enjoying all the changes life throws their way. How can a precious child be considered a statistic, a number? How can the lives of children be stacked up against profit margin? How many children would have to die for the company to lose money?
As much as I love friends and family keeping me informed of product recalls through facebook, it is very scary for me! I'd rather not log on to find out about a problem with one of Carter's toys, so I decided it's time to get proactive. I've used the website HealthyStuff.org in the past to make sure toxic chemicals weren't present in Carter's toys when we were stocking his nursery. Tonight I searched on the app store and found "Recalls: Urban Apps" and "Recalls Plus" in hopes that I can stay up-to-date on recalls that way. I'm not sure how good the apps will be, but we will see. I am so thankful that neither of the recalls were on the exact item Carter had. We have been lucky and I'm not leaving it to chance in the future!