Over the past few months, I've been telling you about various recalls as they relate to children’s products. Some have dealt with unsafe toys or strollers, while others have centered around products such as clothing that pose a hazard. I've also repeatedly mentioned products that violate lead paint standards.Well, now comes word from the U.S. […]
Lead in Chinese Jewelry for Kids
We have an alert to tell you about. An investigation is underway by U.S product safety officials following a disclosure that links a toxic substance to children’s jewelry imported from China. The investigation comes about following an article by the Associated Press which tested and documented how some Chinese Manufacturers replaced cadmium for lead in […]
2009 Research: 1 in 3 Toys Still Contains Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic or Mercury!
The holiday season is upon us and just as parents are hitting the stores searching for toys for their kids, new alarming research is out concerning lead in toys. The findings come from The Ecology Center, a Michigan-based nonprofit organization.Today it released its 3rd Annual Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys. Researchers tested nearly […]
Mattel/Fischer Price Settle $2.3 M Civil Penalty for Lead in Toys
Toy maker Mattel imported around 900,000 toys that contained lead based paint between September of 2006 and August of 2007. Subsidiary Fischer Price imported around 1.1 million toys with the same problems between July of 2006 and August of 2007. The toys have all been recalled since then, most in the months after August, 2007. […]
Child Safety Bill May Hurt Children?
A bill that was passed in the hopes of controlling the massive use of lead in children’s toys may make children unsafe in one specific area. The ban of lead in a ‘child’s toy’ has had an impact on child ATVs and dirt bikes. Many of these vehicles are designed for children with safety features, […]