I’ve heard this a few times now and it still doesn’t sit well. This year has been bombarded with toy and product recalls starting with Toys R Us recalling Elite Operations toy sets in March, lead toys, cribs with strangulation defects… and then the most recent Aqua Dots disaster… this year isn’t helping boost consumer confidence. And it doesn’t all land on toys… food recalls started back in January and continue to pop up.
From a Consumers Union article dated back to October 30th,
“The CPSC and FDA need strong leadership and the will to develop proactive measures to prevent unsafe products from reaching our homes. We urge Congress to make 2007 the year of safety reform, to fix our broken food and product safety agencies, and restore consumer confidence in the marketplace,” added [Donald Mays, Senior Director of Product Safety Planning and Technical Administration for Consumers Union]Mays.