Report shows recalls remain ineffective

February 20, 2014 4:09:04 AM PST
A staggering number of recalled children's products are still in use after the recall has been issued, according to a report.

The new report from the children's safety advocacy group Kids In Danger says that only 10 percent of children's products that were recalled are fixed or returned.

That means that 90 percent of products that had been deemed unsafe were still being used.

While there was a decrease in the number of reported incidents, injuries and deaths prior to recall, the study says the numbers are still too high.

The study shows that there were 584 incidents and 39 injuries reported in 2012 after recalls were issued. But there were 11 deaths in the products recalled in 2013, including five in the Nap Nanny, a product that Kids in Danger says they have warned parents about repeatedly.

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