The number of children injured by products recalled for fire- and burn-related hazards alone, more than doubled in the last five years. Over 40 children’s products were recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the last five years for risk of fire and burns.
The fact that 40 products were recalled in the last year, compared to 42 products in the ten years before that means that somewhere along the way, children’s product safety is getting sacrificed.
Some of the most hazardous products recalled include:
1,000,000 units of Hasbro Inc.s Easy-Bake Oven, responsible for 82 burns, one so severe as to require the amputation of a five-year-olds finger
180,000 units of Creative Innovation and Sourcing LLCs radio- control Pro-Flying Saucer, responsible for burning 7 children
233,000 units of Fisher-Prices Crib Mobile Toy, responsible for dripping battery acid on six infants, chemically burning them.
Other findings of the report include:
Elkton Sparkler Inc. had the largest recall at 1,700,000 units of Bamboo Stick Sparklers.
Thirty percent of the products recalled failed to pass the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act; all were articles of clothing.