Whenever we buy something – especially toys for our children – we hope that someone is making sure these products are safe. But since 1974, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued more than 850 recalls for toy products, many for hazards like magnets, lead and other hidden dangers. Between 2004 and 2008, toy-related injuries increased 12 percent. Meanwhile, budget cuts mean regulators are unable to cope with the flood of products entering the U.S., toys or otherwise. Now more than ever, Americans must take matters into their own hands and protect themselves and their children.