The Toy Association Statement on Recalls

Because its products are intended 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. The toy industry works hand-in-hand with government agencies and other groups to protect consumers from products that violate these strict laws or 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. The toy industry has a remarkable record of producing safe product – typically, only 0.003 percent of the three billion toys sold in the U.S. each year are recalled. Toy recalls have declined dramatically in recent years and remain very rare.

This statement was updated by The Toy Association in September 2020.