Safety & Recall Info
We place great emphasis on the safety of our shoppers and consignors. That is why we are the only franchisor in the industry to employ a Safety and Recall Specialist. Our specialist works closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to bring the latest and most accurate information to you.
Keeping Our Kids Safe
It is the goal of Just Between Friends to offer only the best items at all of our consignment sales events.
In light of the alarming number of recent recalls, we at Just Between Friends find it necessary to help parents stay informed about product safety. Below you will find links to important product safety websites. We also have a list of recalled items at all of our consignment sales events. We will update these recall lists by the first of every month. We welcome any additional recall information that you may have.
Canadian Safety and Recall Information - Please Click Here
United States Safety Links and Info Below:
Every 45 minutes, a child goes to the ER due to a furniture tip-over accident. Every two weeks, a child dies. Just Between Friends would love to see that changed. Please review our tip-over safety sheet and take our tip-over safety quiz. Then, take a few moments to anchor and secure TV's, furniture and appliances. The danger is real and this just might mean the difference between life and death.
Here are some furniture straps you can purchase to prevent tip-over accidents. These straps are also available at some JBF sales.
All clothing consigned with a Just Between Friends sales event must comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's rules and regulations. Therefore, JBF can not accept the consignment of recalled clothing or clothing that contains lead paint. Just Between Friends is also unable to accept the consignment of children's upper outerwear clothing size 2T-12 that contains drawstrings at the neck or hood. Children's upper outerwear clothing size 2T-16 can not contain drawstrings, at the waist or bottom, that are longer than 3 inches.
CPSC's Drawstring Guidelines
Just Between Friends can only accept the consignment of cribs manufactured on or after June 28, 2011. Cribs manufactured before June 28, 2011 may be consigned if the consignor provides a certificate of compliance from the crib manufacturer. Cribs that are unacceptable, for any reason, cannot be sold as toddler beds. All cribs consigned with Just Between Friends must have a signed crib waiver from the consignor.
Download Our Crib Waiver
ADDITIONAL CRIB INFORMATION FROM THE CPSC
As of June 28, 2011 all cribs sold in the United States must meet the federal requirements issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It is now illegal to manufacture, sell, contract to sell or resell, lease, sublet, offer, provide for use, or otherwise place in the stream of commerce a crib that does not comply with the CPSC’s new standards for full-size and non-full-size cribs. This includes manufacturers, retail stores, internet retailers, resale shops, auction sites and consumers.
You may have heard that the changes in the requirements are about drop sided cribs. While it is true that drop-sided cribs do not meet the safety standards, the requirements go well beyond just eliminating drop-side cribs. The crib safety standards include improved structural enhancements that cannot be seen by just looking at the crib. Any crib manufactured before July 23, 2010 will not be compliant. The date that a crib was manufactured should be located on the crib, generally somewhere on the mattress board. A crib that was manufactured between 7/23/10 and 6/28/11 may be compliant with safety standards, but there must be a certificate of compliance (COC) from the crib’s manufacturer/retailer to show that the crib meets the standards. The COC must state that the crib meets one of the following standards: 16 CFR 1219 or 16 CFR 1220.
You can view crib safety standards at
Baby walkers that are consigned with Just Between Friends must meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standard. Each walker must meet one of two requirements: 1) it must be too wide to fit through a standard doorway (at least 36 inches wide), or 2) it must have features, such as a gripping mechanism, to stop the walker at the edge of a step. The gripping mechanism will have rubber-like strips underneath or around the base to grip the floor and stop the walker at the edge of a step.
Bath seats or bath rings that are consigned with Just Between Friends must meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standard. Bath seats that do not meet the standard: 1) attach to the tub floor with suction cups and/or 2) were made before December 6, 2010 (see date code stamp on the bottom of the product.) Safety warnings must be printed somewhere on the bath seat product. Just Between Friends will not accept bath seats or bath rings that do not meet the safety standard. The CPSC considers bath seats that do not meet the standard to be a drowning hazard.
CAR SEATS/CAR BOOSTER SEATS/CAR SEAT BASES
Car seats that expire after 6 years cannot be sold at JBF unless they are less than 5 years old. The recommended date of expiration for each car seat can be found in the manufacturer's instruction manual. Click here for recalls or call the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1-888-327-4236
In order to ensure the car seats being sold at the sale meet safety standards, please fill out our car seat waiver before bringing yours to the sale.
We will inspect and pull all recalled or unacceptable car seats, so please follow the waiver check list carefully before bringing your car seat to the sale. This includes infant car seats, convertible car seats, car booster seats and car seat bases.
Use this search feature to find the latest recall information.