The CPSC is holding companies accountable for allowing unsafe products to reach store shelves and the homes of millions of children. In 2009, 34 of the 38 total civil penalties were for children’s products. Companies who failed to report unsafe drawstrings on children clothes and those who violated the lead paint ban for children’s toys received the majority of these penalties. The CPSC’s ongoing actions display increased assertiveness in enforcing product safety laws and reinforces that safety comes first. For more information on penalties for dangerous children’s products please check out or recent report The Year of the Nursery Product Recall as well as www.cpsc.gov.