The 10 Biggest Consumer Product Recalls of 2010

Shrek product recall 2010
Shrek product recall 2010

The biggest consumer product recall of 2010, it turned out, should not have been a recall at all.

But a dozen recalls involved more than 1 million products apiece and left consumers scrambling to repair, replace or get rid of products found to pose safety hazards or have dangerous defects.

When McDonald's recalled 12 million Shrek glasses over concerns they had dangerous levels of cadmium, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission had yet to set official limits for what constituted dangerous. When they did a few months later, the result was the Shrek glasses would not have been recalled.

So, here are the 10 largest recalls of 2010 issued by the CPSC by the number of products recalled: