44 Million Children's Products Involved in 18 Deaths Recalled in 2010

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child product recalls consumer ally children's product recall

More than 44 million children's products involved in 18 deaths were recalled last year - a figure boosted by a crackdown on soon-to-be banned drop-side cribs, the safety group Kids In Danger concluded in a report released today.

Overall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced 160 child product recalls, the group said, but said progress is being made in the safety arena.

"These recalls show that we still have a long way to go before children are fully protected from unsafe products," Nancy Cowles, executive director of Kids In Danger, said in a statement. "At the same time, CPSC has taken actions that have had a measurable and definitively positive impact on children's product safety. We can take heart that we are moving in the right direction."