For all expecting and new parents, you probably have learned how quickly buying your child’s products adds up! So why would you be willing to pay more for an American-made product when you could purchase a similar product or even the “same” product, produced overseas, for half the cost?
To answer this question, you should ask yourself whether you really want to trust your baby with foreign imports. Although many items produced overseas are superb, sometimes they are not, and your new baby’s products are not something to take a chance on. Each year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) seizes literally millions of products being imported into the U.S. because they are defective and/or because the products were manufactured with lead, cadmium, or some other hazardous substance. While Customs has done a commendable job of seizing products at the border, it is able to prevent only a fraction of the number of the potentially dangerous products from making their way into the hands of U.S. consumers. Continue reading this entry