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.
The number of Easy Bake Ovens recalled in 2007. More than 1 million of the iconic toys were pulled early in the year due to the risk of children’s hands and fingers being caught and burned in the oven. Months later the CPSC pulled another 1 million units after a 5-year-old girl had to have part of her finger amputated after receiving a serious burn from the toy.
The number of Thomas and Friends wooden railway toys recalled in 2007 after it was discovered that they had an excessive level of toxic lead paint.
The number of infants and toddlers who died from drop-side cribs between 2000-2010. This Stork Craft crib is just one of the 2.1 million drop-side items that were pulled from shelves before the US government outlawed them late last year.