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Local Children's Retailer Shows Commitment to Product Safety in Honor of Baby Safety Month


Once Upon A Child® of Anchorage gives parents peace of mind

Anchorage, AK (Grassroots Newswire) September 10, 2009 - As a parent,
keeping your child out of harm's way is an utmost priority, as well as a
full-time job. So, how can you trust that your child is safe from the
hidden dangers - ranging from faulty cribs to recalled products - that
lurk in and out of the home?

"Many parents in the Anchorage area have expressed concern about the
prevalence of recalled children's products," said Diana Ede, owner of Once
Upon A Child® of Anchorage. "But, they should know that the Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has all of the recalled products listed
on their website, so any parent can find comfort in knowing that the
products their children use can be confirmed as safe.

"It is unlawful to buy and sell recalled products," added Ede.  "We
regularly monitor CPSC recalls and advisories to ensure that no faulty
products end up in our stores."

Ede is bringing attention to this effort in honor of Baby Safety Month,
which is taking place this September. In conjunction, Ede notes that
recent research from the Toy Industry Association indicates that the total
number of toy recalls during the second quarter of 2009 decreased 75
percent versus the same time period last year.

According to Ede, these positive developments are due, in part, to the
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which went into effect this past
winter. The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers
certify that children's products made after February 10th of this year
meet all standards put in place to eliminate lead and certain toxic
chemicals.

Sellers of used children's products, however, such as thrift stores and
consignment stores, are not required to test children's products in
inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold. But, as
Ede notes, this has not stopped Once Upon A Child® of Anchorage from
making a commitment to residents in the local area that the products in
the store pass a rigorous safety checklist.

"Baby Safety Month is an ideal time for parents to go through their
children's inventory of toys and accessories and clear out any items that
may be broken or over used," says Ede.  "If they have any goods that need
to be replaced, they can visit Once Upon A Child® of Anchorage where they
can be assured that all products meet the most up-to-date safety
regulations."

For more information about Once Upon A Child® of Anchorage, please contact
Diana Ede at 907-562-8777.

About Once Upon A Child®
Once Upon A Child® leads the nation in the buying and selling of name
brand, gently used kids stuff.  There are over 230 franchised stores in
the United States and Canada.  Once Upon A Child® buys and sells quality,
gently used children's apparel, baby equipment and furniture, books, toys,
and more.  Once Upon A Child® is franchised by Winmark Corporation®, which
also franchises Play It Again Sports®, Plato's Closet®, Music Go Round®,
and Wirth Business Credit®.  For more information, visit www.ouac.com.

About Winmark Corporation®
Winmark Corporation®, based in Minneapolis, creates, supports and finances
business. Specializing in leasing and developing franchises for retail
stores that buy, sell, and trade new and used merchandise, it is the
parent company of Play It Again Sports®, Once Upon A Child®, Plato's
Closet®, Music Go Round®, Wirth Business Credit®, Winmark Capital® and
www.WBSOnline.com.  Winmark has more than 900 franchise territories and is
publicly traded at (NASDAQ=WINA).  For more information, visit
www.winmarkcorporation.com.

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