Report Shows Injuries from Children's Products Down
Based on data received for 61 children's product recalls from 2013, there was a 4 percent increase in recall effectiveness, but the number remains low with 14 percent of all recalled children's products "successfully corrected or destroyed," according to the report. Distributors and manufacturers have the highest success rate of correcting or destroying affected products, but 80 percent of the recalled products are believed to be already in consumers' possessions—and only 4.6 percent of those products are properly corrected or destroyed.
“Stronger standards, port surveillance and testing requirements have reduced recalls and improved safety," Nancy Cowles, KID's executive director, said. “We need to keep strengthening that safety net and address the gap between recalling a product and getting it out of our homes.”
For a complete look at the last 10 years in children's product recalls, check out the report.