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Archive for the ‘Toy Poisoning’ Category

Avoiding Toy Hazards: What to look out for while holiday shopping
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

This year OSPIRG, a consumer protection watchdog organization, released their 31st annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, highlighting toy hazards on store shelves this holiday season. The report notes five common toy hazards that cause thousands of injuries to children each year: choking hazards, toxic hazards, ingestion hazards, fire hazards and laceration hazards. Choking is the leading cause […]

Toy Safety – It’s Not Just About Choking Anymore
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

For kids, Christmas typically means one thing: more toys.   It goes without saying that when devising a toy wish list, kids don’t pay much attention to potential safety risks.  However, studies show these risks are very real and shouldn’t be taken lightly.  Parents might be surprised to learn that the focus among toy safety experts […]

Toxic Cadmium Detected in Children’s Jewelry from China
Monday, January 25th, 2010

Cadmium is a known carcinogen. Like lead, it can hinder brain development in the very young, according to recent research. Unfortunately, now that lead is heavily regulated under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, Chinese manufacturers have turned to cadmium for the manufacture of children's jewelry. A recent investigation by the Associated Press […]

FDA Announces Recall of Fun Express Water-Based Face Paints for Children Due to Adverse Skin Reactions
Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Reports on recall of face paint that caused adverse skin reactions in children

Oregon Legislature Holding Public Hearings on Bills Related to Banning Chemicals in Products Intended for Children
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Notifies readers of hearings by Oregon Legislature on bills to improve safety of products for children.

Watch Out for Toxic Toys
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Discusses a recent report showing that many children’s toys such girl’s jewelry contain harmful levels of lead, mercury, arsenic, bromine, cadmium and other dangerous chemicals