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December 26, 2013 Fewer 'Toys from Hell' under Christmas tree this year

Source: USA Today

CHICAGO – If current trends hold, there will be fewer "Toys from Hell" under the Christmas tree this year. That term is quietly used in the manufacturing industry to mean products that poison, break, burn or explode. But this...

December 19, 2013 Toy Safety Check List - text/video

Source: PA Home Page

Children across the country are looking forward to seeing the presents they'll get this holiday season. While many toys are safe, there are still a number of hazards that parents may want to look out for. Eyewitness News spent...

October 11, 2013 ASTM Toy Safety Subcommittee receives CPSC Award

Source: Thomasnet News

For its significant, lifesaving contributions to consumer product safety, ASTM Subcommittee F15.22 on Toy Safety is among 5 recipients of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2013 Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award....

October 2, 2013 Carcinogenic colors in zebra toy spark recall


A zebra toy of a different color has been recalled in Britain because of a potential cancer danger. Some of the Bright Starts - Start Your Senses Zebra toys are being recalled by US company Kids II because “non-authorised...

September 13, 2013 Toy spider recall over serious ingestion hazard

The company Be Amazing! Toys is recalling Monster Science Spiders due to a serious ingestion hazard. The soft and colorful, toy spider can be mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized product is ingested, it can expand...

September 9, 2013 Toys 'R' Us U.K. Agrees To End Gender Marketing In Response To 'Let Toys Be Toys' Campaign

Source: Huff Post

Toys "R" Us announced Friday that its U.K. stores will stop labeling toys "boys" and "girls." New standards will be set for in-store signage and images will show children of both genders playing with the same toys. The change...

August 12, 2013 Choking hazard behind recall of Toysmith light-up toy frogs, ducks

Source: Examiner

Chicagoland parents, does your child have a light-up toy frog or duck from Toysmith? If so, the toy might be the subject of a recall announced Aug. 7 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC

August 7, 2013 Teddy bears, toy guns, and real guns

Source: Insight News

Imagine your kindergartner is visiting a new friend's house. During the hour they are running around together they'll pick up and play with all three of the following things, but only two of them have been tested by the Consumer...

July 22, 2013 EU regulation enhances toy safety

Source: China Daily

An updated European Union safety regulation on toys will place pressure on Chinese toy makers and affect the nation's exports to an already weakening European market, but could also provide an opportunity to upgrade the domestic...

July 15, 2013 Tougher EU toy safety rules may hurt Chinese

Source: China Daily USA

Chinese toy exports to Europe may take a further hit by an updated EU Toy Safety Directive which will be implemented on July 20,2013 and designed to improve the chemical safety requirements for toys sold in the European market.

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