In the Spotlight
About Consumer Reports safety & recalls program
Tens of millions of children are needlessly exposed to unsafe products and foods. Each year, approximately 50 children are
killed, hundreds are sickened, and thousands are injured by these products. In 2008, the CPSC recorded 563 recalls for 43
million unsafe products. Two-thirds, or 29 million units, were toys, nursery products, clothing, and other children's products
that posed risks of strangulation, poisoning or choking.
The mission of our safety & recalls initiative is to reduce the number of unsafe products in the marketplace and in the homes
of consumers. The safety & recalls program will go a long way to warn families about unsafe products and foods that may be
lurking in their homes or the homes of friends, relatives and caretakers.