Report: More toys recalled in 2010 than 2009

March 7, 2011 2:49:11 PM PST
The company that makes Skippy peanut butter is recalling two of its spreads that may be contaminated with salmonella.

The report is issued by the non-profit children's advocacy group Kids in Danger.

It included information on specific product recalls including dropside cribs and numerous toys.

Despite the 12 percent increase in product recalls, officials say there are signs that steps taken by the consumer product safety commission may be improving the overall safety of children's products.

"What we're seeing is much more aggressive enforcement," said U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, (D) Chicago and north suburbs. "They have more money as a result of congressional action. They have more staff and a much more aggressive proactive attitude."

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan points out new federal regulations against the use of certain toxins in manufacturing have also improved public protection against defective toys.