All toys and children’s items banned by the CPSC are also banned by the Commissioner of Commerce. The Department of Commerce maintains a web site listing all banned items.
The manufacturer or distributer of items banned by the CPSC should contact all retailers selling their product when the CPSC orders a recall, but you are not exempt from your responsibilities if they fail to contact you. Therefore, you should be vigilant and monitor the banned item list yourself. Be proactive and check the list before ordering new products. It is easier never to sell a banned item than it is conduct a recall on a banned item.
The display must be in a prominent location and include the following information:
The notification should read, as follows:
NOTICE OF REFUND PROCEDURES FOR BANNED TOYS OR ARTICLES FOR CHILDREN.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MINNESOTA SAFE TOYS ACT, THIS STORE HAS AVAILABLE A LIST OF TOYS AND OTHER CHILDREN'S ARTICLES THAT HAVE BEEN SOLD IN THIS STORE AND THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN BANNED BY THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
THESE ARTICLES ARE HAZARDOUS AND SHOULD NOT BE USED. THIS LIST IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT: (describe location where available).
THE LIST CONTAINS IDENTIFICATION OF THE BANNED ARTICLE, THE NATURE OF THE HAZARD ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARTICLE, AND HOW A REFUND, REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED.
The notice must be at least 22 by 28 inches in size, printed in color contrasting with the background.
If the person who returns a banned toy has a receipt, the dealer must refund the retail purchase price and reimburse the consumer for any reasonable and necessary costs that were a result of the return.
If the consumer does not provide proof of purchase, the retailer must refund the average retail purchase price during the previous 12-month period or the most recent price paid for the toy.
Recalled Toys - Retailer FAQ (.pdf)
03/11/2014 - Regulation of children's products and toys Industry Alert (.pdf)
01/01/2014 - Regulation of children's products and toys Industry Alert (.pdf)