SafetyBook.org Analysis -- 22 Million Recalled Products, Two Reissued Recalls Demonstrate Ongoing Safety Concerns So Far in 2011

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Consumer product and motor vehicle recall recalls during first-half 2011

40,5000 "Troy the Activity" Trucks were recalled during the second quarter of 2011 by Infantino LLC

Reissued recalls are especially disturbing because it means people aren’t getting notified, millions of dangerous products remain in homes, and children get harmed as a result. Clearly, a product recall is a defective process.

According to SafetyBook.org, a consumer product registry and safety monitoring service, more than 11 million products were recalled during the second quarter of 2011, including over 2 million (or 19 percent) directly threatening the safety and well-being of American children. These figures bring the total number of consumer product recalls for the first half of 2011 to 176, including more than 22 million products. About 5 million or 23 percent were deemed a direct threat to children, including two noteworthy reissued recalls due to ongoing deaths or injuries.

Additionally, 117 motor vehicle recalls were issued between April 1st and June 30th, representing more than 2.4 million vehicles. Approximately 6.8 million motor vehicles have been recalled so far during 2011.

Notably, two major recalls have been reissued already during 2011. Delta Enterprise Corp. reissued a 2008 recall of nearly 1 million drop-side cribs due to the death of a 7-month-old girl in Colorado Springs, Colo. Likewise, Maclaren USA, Inc. reissued a prior recall of about 1 million single and double umbrella strollers recalled in November 2009, due to ongoing fingertip amputations and lacerations.

“Few people realize the volume of safety recalls that jeopardize the well-being of our families and children every month,” said Dan Verakis, founder and CEO of SafetyBook.org. “Reissued recalls are especially disturbing because it means people aren’t getting notified, millions of dangerous products remain in homes, and children get harmed as a result. Clearly, a product recall is a defective process.”

SafetyBook provides a product recall monitoring service to consumers who use the company’s simple registration process at http://www.safetybook.org. The company’s analysis of consumer product and vehicle safety recalls includes data compiled from government regulators, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Authority (NHTSA).

2nd QUARTER 2011 LARGEST CONSUMER PRODUCT RECALLS (including linked product images):

1.) 898,000 Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops bottles by Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7155

2.) 375,000 Circo Child booster seats recalled by Target
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7145

3.) 240,000 Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets by Adventure Playsets
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7166

4.) 90,000 Girl’s Tops by My Michelle
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7070

5.) 76,000 infant bed-side sleepers by Arm's Reach Concepts Inc.
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7062

6.) 75,000 American Girl Crafts Pearly Beads & Ribbon bracelets kits by EKSuccess
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7134

7.) 51,700 Circo Aloma infant girls sandals recalled by Target
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7158

8.) 40,500 Troy the Activity Trucks by Infantino LLC
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7065

9.) 36,000 beaded curtains by GMA Accessories Inc.
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7094

10.) 30,000 metal futon bunk beds by Big Lots
Details: safetybook.org/recallproductinfo.aspx?lid=7147

2nd QUARTER 2011 MOTOR VEHICLE RECALLS
The auto manufacturers with the highest number of auto recalls in second quarter of 2011 include:

Make Model Model Year Total Vehicles

FORD (3 recalls) 1,190,285 vehicles
E-150 (2011)
E-250 (2011)
E-350 (2011)
E-450 (2011)
F-650 (2011)
F-750 (2011)
F-150 (2004-2006) – Note: recall expanded from initial announcement during February 2011.

TOYOTA (5 recalls) 412,843 vehicles
RAV4 (2007, 2008)
Highlander (2008)
Highlander Hybrid (2008)
Tundra (2007 - 2011)
Prius (2001 - 2003)
Venza (2011)
Sienna (2011)

CHEVROLET (5 recalls) 243,586 vehicles
Cruze (2011)
Express 1500 (2011)
Colorado (2011)

NISSAN & INFINITI (1 recall) 195,991 vehicles
Pathfinder (1996 - 2004)
QX4 (1997 - 2003)

MAZDA (1 recall) 103,300 vehicles
MazdaSpeed 3 (2008 - 2009)
Mazda 3 (2008 – 2009)

FIRST HALF 2011 VEHICLE RECALL ANALYSIS:
During the first half of 2011, there were 316 recall campaigns representing 6.8 million faulty vehicles. Toyota USA recalled the largest number of vehicles – 2.5 million, representing 45 percent of all vehicles recalled during the first half of 2011. Ford Motor Company has recalled the second largest number of vehicles (more than 2 million) so far in 2011.

SafetyBook.org provides one convenient place online for consumers to easily register key items like car seats, child products, home appliances, vehicles, and others. The company then monitors those items and alerts consumers if one is recalled. Consumers can learn more about dangerous product recalls and access full product and vehicle recall details at: http://www.safetybook.org.

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