Truly scary safety recall numbers

Looking for some frightening Halloween reading? The Washington Post recently published a pictorial looking at the biggest product recalls in recent history, and you won’t believe some of the numbers.   2 million   The number of Easy Bake Ovens recalled in 2007. More than 1 million of the iconic toys were pulled early in […]

Stay tuned for stronger safety recall rules

Here’s some important information for anyone concerned about product safety: The US Consumer Product Safety Commission must strengthen its data collection methods or risk dangerous delays in identifying harmful products and pulling them from shelves, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).   Serial under-performance The GAO is concerned that the CPSC […]

A new way to look at safety recalls

In a US first, the digital consumer product safety information service WeMakeItSafer Inc has summarized more than two decades worth of product recall information by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), making it available to concerned consumers.