Kids In Danger released The Illinois Parent Survey on Product Safety today. The survey found that when asked to list issues, parents reported home safety concerns most often above crime, traffic and outside injuries concerns. Yet, parental awareness may not align with parental concern. On average, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls children's products over twice a week, but only 43% of parents hear of recalls even once a month.
Most parents still get their recall information from TV news, despite the increased use of the internet. Also, the survey found that consumers are more likely to comply with recalls when given a replacement or refund on their item.
KID will use the results of this survey, along with additional information, to inform our own outreach and education efforts as well as help advocate for more effective recalls.