Resources: Toy Safety, Toy Recalls

By BJ Lutz
|  Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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While consumer and toy experts agree that toys, in general, are safer than they've ever been, they still caution that some toys on the market can be harmful.

U.S. PIRGTrouble in Toyland
The 24th annual survey focuses on three categories of toy hazards:
  • toys that may pose choking hazards,
  • toys that are excessively loud, and
  • toys that contain the toxic chemicals lead and phthalates.

U.S. PIRG also has a new interactive smart phone website – http://www.toysafety.mobi – to help parents and other toy-shoppers avoid common hazards and report potential dangers they find on toy store shelves, right from their mobile phones or home computers.

Illinois Attorney GeneralHome Safe Home (.pdf)
Download a .pdf of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's shopping guide to help parents avoid recalled children's products.  To get a copy sent to you via U.S. Mail, call 888-414-7678.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety ComissionToy Hazard Recalls
Toy recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission back to 1975.

Recalls.gov is an official U.S. Government Web site and includes recalls from various federal agencies.
 

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