POMBA insists that sellers take a few minutes to ensure that any items being sold (e.g. portable playpens, high chairs, swings, strollers) have not been recalled and meet current safety standards.

Over the past few years, many major manufacturers have had a recall of some type. While POMBA cannot guarantee that no recalled items are sold, we do ask our sellers to do their part to keep children safe.

We know that this can be time consuming, but we want to make sure we are selling items that are safe. You can find the product number on the equipment itself, usually at the back or underneath.

You can help to ensure that the second-hand products you sell are safe and legal by taking the following steps:

  • Make sure the item meets current regulations, is not damaged, has not been subject to a recall, is not beyond the manufacturer’s recommended age for use and is legal for sale in Canada.
  • Check that all of the parts are present, that the instructions for use and care are available and that it is not beyond the life span set by the manufacturer.
  • Make sure warning labels are still attached and that none of the parts pose a hazard.

Visit the Health Canada Website at for complete details on recalls.