Toys ‘R’ Us announced the next installment of its “Great Trade-In” event, the national safety program that lets parents exchange unsafe, old and second-hand baby products for savings on new items. The event begins Friday and continues through Feb. 21 at Babies ‘R’ Us and Toys ‘R’ Us stores in the U.S.
Since the first event in September 2009, approximately 300,000 potentially unsafe cribs, car seats and other baby products have been turned in at Babies ‘R’ Us and Toys ‘R’ Us stores across the U.S.
“Toys ‘R’ Us remains committed to staying at the forefront of issues that affect children’s safety and to helping parents and caregivers become safety advocates for their children,” says Jerry Storch, chairman and chief executive officer of Toys ‘R’ Us. “We are proud that the ‘Great Trade-In’ event has inspired parents to remove hundreds of thousands of potentially unsafe products from the marketplace.”
Stores will accept any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs and toddler beds in exchange for 25 percent savings on the purchase of a new baby item from select product categories and manufacturers.
Participating brands include Babi Italia, Baby Cache, Baby Europa, Baby Trend, Bassett Baby, Premiere, Bergamo, Britax, Carter’s, Chicco, Combi, Contours by Kolcraft, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, Jeep, Little Tikes, Safety 1st, S1 by Safety 1st Signature Series by Graco, Sorelle, Step2 and Summer Infant.