Toy Industry Association (TIA) Statement on Recalls

October 29, 2013

Because its products specifically for children, the toy industry holds itself to a particularly high standard of safety.  All toys sold in the United States, no matter where they are produced, must conform to rigorous safety standards and laws.  We work hand-in-hand with government agencies and other groups to protect consumers from products that violate these strict laws or that present a hazard. 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 .003% of all toys sold each year in the United States are recalled.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), toy recalls have declined dramatically over the past five years. In its annual report to the President and Congress, the CPSC consistently lists toys among the safest of 15 common consumer product categories in the home.