Archive for the ‘Recall Statistics & Research’ Category

The Biggest, Most Dangerous and Most Talked About Recalls of 2012

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The new year is well under way, and we spent the first month of 2013 analyzing last year’s product recall data. Below are some summary statistics along with links to several Top 10 lists we think you will find quite interesting. Each list has a Top 5 image board for you to share on pinterest [...]

Cheap Products Aren’t the Only Ones that Get Recalled

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Consumers may hear a lot about the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalling inexpensive products like toys and toasters, but did you know that the CPSC is in charge of many high ticket items as well?  Everything from designer clothing and recreational vehicles to building supplies and security systems falls under the CPSC’s jurisdiction.  We were curious [...]

2012 Recalls Cause Severe Injury and Death

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Many times, defective products with a safety hazard are recalled before anyone is seriously hurt. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. At least 89 injuries requiring medical attention and 9 deaths, 8 of them children, were reported with 2012 CPSC recalls. The ten recalls with the highest number of serious injuries and deaths reported [...]

Making Coffee Proves Hazardous in 2012

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In this Top 10 list, we reveal the recalls reporting the highest number of injuries at the time of recall. They include minor injuries such as bumps and bruises to more severe injuries such as cuts and skull fractures. Interestingly, three of the top five CPSC recalls by number of injuries reported were for coffee [...]

Nearly 9,000 Incidents Reported Before Recall in 2012

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In 2012, an average of 28 incidents of product failure were reported before items were recalled.  About 100 recalls had zero incidents reported, while at least 25 recalls reported 50 or more.  Here are the five CPSC recalls with the most incidents of product failure reported at the time of recall.   Top 10 CPSC [...]

The Biggest Recalls of 2012: Chances Are Good You Own One

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With 59 Million individual products recalled by the CPSC in 2012, there is a good chance you own at least one. Below are the Top 10 biggest recalls by number of units involved, and to the left is a handy image of the Top 5 that you can share  on social networks to remind others [...]

Stroller Recall Fact Sheet & PSA to Share

Stroller Recall Fact Sheet & PSA to Share

Want to Help? Share this PSA.   And don’t forget to check your own stroller. See all the latest stroller recalls here. Stroller Recall Fact Sheet Over the 5-year period from 2007 – 2011: 22 Stroller Recalls were announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 5.5 million Strollers (aka “units”) were included in those stroller [...]

Crib Recall Fact Sheet & PSA to Share

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Want to Help? Share this PSA.   And don’t forget to check your own crib. See all the latest crib recalls here. Crib Recall Fact Sheet Over the 5-year period from 2007 – 2011: 57 Crib Recalls were announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 9.9 million Cribs (aka “units”) were included in those recalls. [...]

Unsafe Halloween Products a Global Concern

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With October 31st quickly approaching, concern over the safety of Halloween products grows. Over the past 10 years, the majority of Halloween-related product recalls have occurred in October, which seems to suggest that hazardous products are pulled quickly, as soon as they hit the shelves. However, taking a closer look, we note that recalled Halloween [...]

WeMakeItSafer Releases Consumer Product Recall Data to the Public

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New, interactive charts answer questions on everything from number of children’s product recalls to total retail value of products recalled in a given year. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 WeMakeItSafer, Inc. announced the availability of data on US consumer product recalls issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from 1999 through September 2011. [...]

How Many Pacifier Recalls?

How Many Pacifier Recalls?

There have been relatively few pacifiers recalled over the past several years, approximately 21 since 2003. While that may seem like a lot, considering the pacifiers’ frequency of use and intimate contact with the youngest of babies, along with the fact that there have been more than 1,100 recalls of children’s products over the same [...]

A New Era for Product Recalls. Or is it?

A New Era for Product Recalls. Or is it?

When the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was passed in 2008, we predicted that the more stringent safety requirements would result in a higher number of product recalls. Were we wrong? Consumer product recalls in the United States have steadily increased over the past twelve years with nearly 400 recalls announced in 2010 versus [...]

Overpublicizing Product Recalls Hurts Consumers

Overpublicizing Product Recalls Hurts Consumers

It’s a bold statement that needs some qualifying, but the evidence is mounting – over-coverage of product recalls may damage recall effectiveness, putting consumers at greater risk for injury. It is a problem referred to as “recall fatigue,” and it occurs when a consumer quite literally gets tired of hearing about recalls. With the passing [...]

WeMakeItSafer Releases Consumer Product Recall Statisitcs

WeMakeItSafer Releases Consumer Product Recall Statisitcs

Whether you are trying to assess recall risk, identify important market segments or calculating the impact of recalls on businesses, this data will be crucial to your successful navigation of the recall landscape.

Company Costs of a Product Recall: Incentives to Fix or Ignore Recall Effectiveness Problems (Summary)

Company Costs of a Product Recall: Incentives to Fix or Ignore Recall Effectiveness Problems (Summary)

When I speak with consumers about possible ways to make locating recalled products easier for manufacturers, many balk at the idea, positing that companies would never have any incentive to improve recall effectiveness. For these individuals, the belief is that companies would rather not do everything possible to locate and retrieve defective products in order [...]