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Plastic toys will lose the phthalates

Last week, Congress passed a law designed to ensure that the massive toy recalls of 2007 are not repeated. The bill, awaiting the signature of President Bush, gives the Consumer Product Safety Commission a larger budget, increases the fines for...

New toy safety bill in the works

It seems like a day doesn't go by that we don't hear about another recalled toy -- lead paint, dangerous chemicals, magnets -- but that will, hopefully, become less common, due to legislation making its way through congress. It's been hailed as the...

Product Recall: Children's jewelry

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 13,000 "It's a Girl Thing" necklaces, bracelets and phone charms due to the presence of lead paint. Made in China and distributed by Bead Bazaar USA Inc., of Rockville,...

Product Recall: Camouflage Pajama Sets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 28,000 children's camouflage pajama sets due to excessive levels of lead in the screen print on the shirt. The pajama sets were sold with long and short sleeved blue shirts...

Product Recall: jewelry and suncatcher sets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 70,000 Makit & Bakit Jewelry Sets and Suncatcher Sets. The clasps on some of them contain high levels of lead, which can have adverse health effects if ingested by...

Product Recall: Rawlings Junior Batting Helmets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 2,300 Rawlings Junior Batting Helmets due to excessive levels of lead in the surface paint. The recall involves helmets with model number CFHLJR, which can be found on the...

Product Recall: United Scientific magnets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 2.35 million painted magnets due to high levels of lead. The magnets were sold by various independent distributors nationwide to public schools for use in science classes....

Product Recall: Tinkerbell Wands

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 8,000 Disney Tinker Bell Wands due to excessive levels of lead paint on the pearl beads in the flowers on the wand. The wands were made in China and sold at Disney stores...

Product Recall: Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bag

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 4,100 Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Sleeping Bags. The zipper pull on the bag has been found to have high levels of lead in the paint, which can be hazardous if ingested....

Product Recall: Cowboy on a Horse Little Rider Toys

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 6,000 Cowboy on a Horse Little Rider Toys due to excessive levels of lead in the paint on the shoes and pants of the toy. Made in China and imported by Master Toys &...

Product Recall: Lowe's children's storage bins

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 84,000 Children's Storage Bins due to excessive levels of lead in the paint. The bins were made in Taiwan (not China!) for Magus Industry Company and imported by L G...

Product Recall: Nintendo lapel pins

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 71,000 Nintendo character-themed lapel pins due to the presence of toxic lead in the paint. The pins were sold at Nintendo stores in Redmond, Washington and New York, New...

Product Recall: Wal-Mart charm key chains

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 12,000 "Hip Charm" Key Chains due to excessive levels of lead in the paint. As you are well aware, lead is toxic and if ingested can cause adverse health effects. A...

Product Recall: Western Rider Push Toys

It seems that you can't even trust Santa to make lead-free toys these days. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Santa's Toy Corporation have announced the recall of about 9,000 Western Rider Push Toys due to excessive levels of lead in...

Product Recall: Hillbilly Teeth

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 26,000 packs of Hillbilly Teeth due to excessive levels of lead in the paint. The teeth were sold in packs of two with item number 2657. You can find the item number...

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