Toy Industry Association (TIA) Statement on Recalls
October 26, 2012
The toy industry designs its products specifically for children, which means toys are held to a high standard of safety. In fact, all toys sold in the United States, no matter where they are produced, are highly regulated and must conform to rigorous safety standards. Recalls are an important part of this robust system, creating a “safety net” to remove faulty product from the distribution chain and, when necessary, out of consumers’ homes.
Less than two tenths of one percent of the estimated three billion toys sold each year in the United States are recalled.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) consistently lists toys among the safest of 15 common consumer product categories in the home*.
*Based up CPSC Annual Report to the President and Congress