Companies aren't doing enough to publicize recall alerts that could put kids in danger, report says

Posted at 5:42 AM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 05:49:23-04

There are a lot of product recalls, sometimes several a day. But not all of them get equal attention so they can be easily missed.

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A new report suggests more can be done to make sure some of the most dangerous recalls reach the right people.

The nonprofit organization Kids in Danger looked at missed opportunities to share information about recalled children's products.

After looking at more than 122 products recalled over the last 2 years, they found only a little more than half of the companies that made the products posted the recall on their websites. They also found even fewer companies shared the recall information on social media where more people could share it.

Kids in Danger would like to see the Consumer Product Safety Commission require more from companies. For instance, links on websites about recalled products that aren't broken and more convenient methods for consumers to get the information... like on social media.

To learn more about Kids in Danger, click here. To sign up for email alerts on recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, click here.