Recalls of unsafe children’s products drop

Capital News Service
LANSING – After an increase in 2010, federal recalls of unsafe children’s products dropped by 24 percent last year. Nursery products were the most-recalled category, accounting for 30 percent, followed by toys at 26 percent. But some advocacy groups say the figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are incomplete. Kids in Danger, a nonprofit organization in Chicago, said injuries and other incidents associated with those recalls grew 7 percent. Nancy Cowles, executive director of Kids In Danger, said, “We don’t know if the Consumer Product Safety Commission looked to recall more products and were unable to persuade manufacturers, or if this represents a decrease in dangerous products in the marketplace.”
The report said last year recalls were the lowest since 2006.