New research: not enough parents returning dangerous children's products


CHICAGO New research shows only 10% of recalled children's products are being returned to the manufacturer. Kids in Danger (KID) is a non-profit group out of Chicago that conducts recall information annually.

The group was founded in 1998 by two University of Chicago professors who lost their child in a tragic incident involving a recalled crib.

KID looks at the previous year's recall statistics, including the trend in the numbers reported, the dangerous hazards in products and how many of those products were returned.

In 2013, over 100 children's products were recalled, but the research found consumer's were only aware of two or three, meaning the information is not wide-spread enough.

The group hopes to encourage manufacturers to use social media more frequently to help spread the word about recalls. They also support new requirements by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on manufacturers.

For more information, visit the KID website.


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