Do your homework while shopping at yard sales

The temperatures are up and spring-cleaning projects are in full swing. It’s also yard sale season and sellers need to know that it’s illegal to sell a recalled product. Products are recalled because they pose a serious safety risk and buyers should exercise good judgment when they are out hunting for bargains. Recalled products found at yard sales that you should be weary of include car seats, dressers and electronics with unstable batteries. Purchasing a car seat without knowing its history is very risky. Car seats that have expired, been recalled or involved in a crash are not safe to use and that may be the case with yard sale car seats. It’s not just yard sales either.  Recalled products can easily be found on sites such as eBay, Craigslist and OfferUp. To learn if a product you’re eyeing has been recalled visit the CPSC and NHTSA recall pages.