Recalled Fitness Watch For Kids

Recalled fitness watch for kids (WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore)

'Kids In Danger' Report Identifies Hazardous Child Products

April 03, 2018 - 6:16 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A new report shows there are still far too many dangerous products for children on store shelves, even if warnings about such product are getting out faster.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the annual "Kids In Danger" report is an improvement over the year before, but the progress is not good enough.

Nancy Cowles, Executive Director of the group  Kids In Danger, says too much is depressingly the same. She says there were 93 children's product recalls last year, up from the year before.

An example: a colorful children’s bathrobe that’s as flammable as a piece of paper. Or, the recalled McDonald’s Happy Meal fitness watch that reportedly caused burns. Then there was the cute plush toy frog that had a sharp piece that would stick out of it.

But the good news is there were fewer injuries and no deaths. 

Cowles says the companies need to do more to get those products off the shelves faster or prevent them from being sold in the first place. She said the Consumer Product Safety Commission needs to do more as well.