Lately I’ve been happy to see that companies are stepping up to the plate and offering better warnings to parents about the use of their products. While I don’t foresee the elimination of recalls or the ability for a company to test all the possible inappropriate ways a product can be used, I think some of these cautions are great.
For example, when looking for new bedding for Miss Mary I noticed that there was a label on the Pottery Barn sheets that the sheets were to be used on a firm mattress. Then the label indicated the follow the ABCs of safe sleep. Another example, Ikea has a label in their shopping carts that they are not appropriate for holding car seats. The child needs to sit directly in the shopping cart once he/she is the right age and weight.
I’m sure there are many more examples where companies are taking the safety messaging just one step further. Have you seen any?