Purchasing second-hand children's products
Whether you are buying goods from an ad in the newspaper online, or at your favorite thrift shop remember: Buyer beware!
Buying second-hand children’s products is an affordable way to equip a nursery. But it can also be dangerous as some items can be out of date and no longer safe.
Do your research and choose carefully as safety is the most important issue to consider.
There are children’s products, especially cribs and bassinets that have caused deaths and have been the subject of numerous recalls. When in doubt reference our website under recalls for a direct link to the www.cpsc.gov website to check the items you are considering before you purchase any children’s product second hand.
Before purchasing used children’s products consider the following:
Used cribs can host a variety of hidden hazards that most consumers may not detect. Thus, unless the crib can be fully
assembled and operates correctly, contains all the original hardware and the instructions are included, do not buy it.
If you decide to buy a used crib, follow the checklist below.
Consumer Protection Act 1999
and the Sale of Goods Act 1978 (as
amended 2002); have limited application to buying goods privately. If you do
buy from a seller who was dishonest about the reason for selling the product,
you may be entitled to a refund; however compensation will have to be decided
by Magistrates’ Court.