The AAP July 2019
Buyers, be aware of baby safety
Social media sites such as Etsy and Pinterest have made it easier for small businesses to sell their work. The American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents to keep safety in mind when buying or making homemade baby items.
Parents should steer clear of ingredients that can cause rashes and allergic reactions or items with small pieces that can cause babies to choke, suffocate or strangle.
Popular items include baby bath bombs, children’s sleepwear and clothing with buttons or drawstrings, toys with lead paint, handmade covers for unsafe infant sleep products, baby slings, infant necklaces, and pacifiers with small, glued-on decorations.
Report problems to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (https://www.saferproducts.gov) or the Food and Drug Administration (https://www.fda.gov/consumers). If you sell homemade products, find guidance at https://www.cpsc.gov/Business–Manufacturing/Business-Education and https://www.fda.gov.