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URLwire for Thursday, December 26, 2002
 
Toy Recall Database Launched at Safechild.net
 
Toy Recall Database
 
Users can search the Toy Recall Database by the a child's age, toy keyword, toy manufacturer, name of toy, problem with toy, recall month, or recall year, back to 1983.
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The Toy Recall Database has been launched at
http://www.safechild.net/toyrecalldatabase/ . This site contains information on 350 major toy recalls issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and/or toy manufacturers. 

Users can search by the a child's age, toy keyword, toy manufacturer, name of toy, problem with toy, recall month, or recall year, back to 1983. A search for recall items for the year 2002
found 24, while there were 37 for 2001. SafeChild.net is a project of the Consumer Federation of America Foundation (CFAF). CFA Foundation was founded in 1972 as a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3), research and education organization that compliments the work of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The mission of CFAF is to provide information to the public on consumer issues, assist state and local organizations, and conduct research projects. Child safety and health is an important part of this mission, and CFAF and CFA both have a long history of educating the public on child safety and public health issues.

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