Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tougher toy recall standards

Yesterday Governor Spitzer of New York called for the federal government to toughen its recall rules. New York state officials found recalled toys on store shelves in Albany and New York City. This is true across the country and online. The fact is recalls are voluntary, not mandatory. Retailers are not required to check their inventory for recalled products or remove them from store shelves. Claire found a recalled toy at a toy store just a few weeks ago. It is important to be careful when purchasing a toy but we also need to be vigilant after a new toy comes home. The government's recall system works but only if parents have the information they need.

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