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April 23, 2013 Where the Toys Come From: Inside Hasbro’s Model WorkshopSource: Gizmodo
Designing toys takes sketching and planning and imagining, sure. But what's even more impressive is the actual making—still a much more industrial and craftsmanlike process than you'd imagine. It requires, essentially, a whole...
GreenBiz - This is the third in a series of stories about Walmart's supplier sustainability index. An overview is here, and a story about flour, bread and agriculture is here. Today's topic: plastic toys. Walmart wants to improve...
April 16, 2013 Overstock, Toys 'R' Us Recall Magnet Sets on Ingestion FearsSource: Fox Business
Overstock.com Inc. (OSTK) and Toys "R" Us Inc. are the latest retailers recalling certain toy magnet sets due to concerns that the magnets might cause internal injury when ingested, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
March 22, 2013 The Environmental Impacts Of Childrens ToysSource: greenpacks.org
Have you heard about the biodegradable toys they make these days? These toys “disappear” in months. Seriously. This is from a website selling toys made of Eco-friendly bio-plastic:
March 15, 2013 Imaginarium Activity Walker Recall: Toys"R"Us Recalls Thousands Of Walkers Due To Choking HazardsSource: Huff Post
Toys"R"Us has issued a voluntary safety recall of about 9,000 activity walkers. The Imaginarium Activity Walkers are being recalled by Toys"R"Us, because "the small bolt and spacer that attaches each front wheel to the walker can...
Source: The Rock Father
The folks at the Consumer Product Safety Commission hit The Rock Father with an email tonight regarding a voluntary recall of an Imaginarium Activity Walker sold exclusively through Toys "R" Us. Full details on the recall have...
March 13, 2013 Bipartisan Bill Could Take Toxic Toys off the MarketSource: The Lund Report
The Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids Act, pushed by the Oregon Environmental Council, would require large manufactures to report if 19 toxic chemicals are used in their children’s products, and then phase them out over five...
February 12, 2013 Corporations Charged for Allegedly Importing Hazardous Toys From ChinaSource: Claims Journal.com
.Five individuals and five corporations have been charged for allegedly importing hazardous and counterfeit toys from China for sale in the United States. These charges stem from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs...
February 11, 2013 Barnacles! Counterfeiters Importing Lead-Laden Toy Knockoffs From China Busted By The FedsSource: The Village Voice
Can marketing counterfeit versions of Sponge Bob Square Pants (actual cartoon at right) and Dora the Explorer filled with lead, other dangerous chemicals and choking hazards to children make you rich? Yes, boys and girls, it sure...
Source: First Coast News
More than 100,000 sets of "Magnet Balls Manipulative Magnet sets" are being recalled because children can swallow the magnets. The rainbow bright and original sets were sold on amazon.com.
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