WHAT IS A RECALL?

TOY SAFETY FACTS

Approximately 3 billion toys are sold in the United States each year. 

Just over one tenth of one percent (.0013%) of the toys sold in the U.S. in 2011 were recalled.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) consistently lists toys among the safest of 15 common consumer product categories in the home.

Toy recalls are a rare but important part of the toy industry’s process to assure safe and fun play.

All toys sold in the U.S, no matter where they are produced, are highly regulated and must conform to tough U.S. safety standards.  Recalls demonstrate that the safety system is effective. They are the “safety net” used in a robust testing system to remove faulty product from the distribution chain and, when necessary, out of consumers’ homes. 

When a recall is required, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent federal agency, works with a company to identify the product(s) to be recalled, notify the public about the recalled product(s) and issue the appropriate remedy.

Using recall data provided by the CPSC, the Toy Industry Association maintains these pages so parents and other caregivers can do a quick visual scan of recently recalled toys and games to verify whether any items that require action are found in their home.