Did you know that Combi USA, a popular manufacturer of child safety seats, recently recalled over 33,000 car seats due to webbing that does not meet federal standards? Wouldn't you want to immediately know about that if you were using one for your child? There is a simple way that you could, and it's included inside the packaging of most children's products.
Combi is currently contacting all registered owners of these car seats to alert them to the recall and provide information on how to have the webbing replaced at no charge. How do they know who to contact? Easy: they have a list of all owners who sent in product registration cards! However, only 30% of parents ever complete the product registration cards. So if you were one of the 70% of parents who didn't, you may never know about a recall and continue using what could be a life-threatening product. Isn't it worth five minutes of your time to ensure you will know about future recalls? Usually you don't even need to go to the post office, as most registration cards also include information on how to register online.
Product registration cards are required to be included in many categories of children's products such as cribs, car seats, and strollers. The contact information you provide to manufacturers on these cards can only be used to contact you should a need arise. They cannot be used for marketing purposes!