HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Etsy.com is a popular online marketplace.
Many parents love shopping there, or through similar online platforms, for handmade craft items they can’t find anywhere else.
Unfortunately, some of those items, could put your child in danger.
A concerned viewer, recently emailed WHNT News 19 after spotting a handmade car seat harness for sale at Etsy.com. She was worried. How could it be legal? Was it regulated? How could it be sold online?
Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 10:00 p.m. we'll air the results of our investigation - including safety advice every parent should see.
Car seats, cribs and toys sold in stores face strict government regulations. Do the items you find online at marketplaces like Etsy.com? What warnings are parents not getting when they buy?
What should parents know to keep their children safe and make informed decisions?
These are just some of the questions we'll explore.
Watch WHNT News 19, Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. for our Taking Action Investigation "In Pursuit of Cute."