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October 1, 2012 - Putting Your Children At Risk – Garage Sale Purchase Warning

Jason Guari, Murray & Guari Trial Attorneys PL
(561) 366-9099
Kim Sailer, BARD Marketing/PR

Putting Your Children At Risk - Garage Sale Purchase Warning

West Palm Beach, FL - Murray & Guari Trial Attorneys want to let consumers know of the hidden dangers at garage sales and second hand stores to help keep you and your family safe.

Each year, hundreds of defective products are recalled ( by the Federal Government. Unfortunately, a high percentage of recalled products are never returned or repaired. Many consumers have either never heard about a recall or have failed to act on a recall.

With the tough economy and as families try to stretch their dollars, many take advantage of bargain deals at yard sales, thrift stores and second hand stores. What you may not know is that people do unknowingly purchase or sell dangerous and recalled items at garage sales or resale shops.

In a 1999 study conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission it was discovered that over 69% of all resale shops visited had at least one dangerous or recalled product for sale. These products included: used cribs, recalled playyards, used child safety seats, children's clothing with drawstrings and recalled toys. These same items are often sold in garage sales or donated to these resale shops.

Eight (8) Child Products That You Should Never Buy At A Garage Sale

  1. Used Child Safety Seats
  2. Used or Older Cribs
  3. Baby Mattresses
  4. Babywalkers
  5. Playyards & Playpens
  6. Bottle Nipples & Pacifiers
  7. Drawstring Clothing
  8. Toys

Watch for and be aware of recalled items. If you receive hand-me-downs or buy children's products at second-hand shops or yard sales, it is very important that you check past product recalls to ensure your child's safety and to follow recommended steps. For recall information visit: Remember, when in doubt, always throw it out.

With technology and safety advances today, when it comes to our children's safety it is definitely worth purchasing a new product to reduce your child's risk of injury or even death. For additional information on recalls, please view or important recall video on our website


The personal injury law firm of Murray & Guari Trial Attorneys PL was founded in 2005. The firm is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, at 1525 N. Flagler Drive, Suite 100. The attorneys can be contacted at (561) 366-9099. Additional information about Murray & Guari Trial Attorneys PL may be obtained from the firm's website at or on Facebook at MurrayGuariTrial Attorneys.

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