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December 17, 2014 Consider toy safety as holidays nearSource: News OK
Sharp edges and points, cords and strings, small parts and flying objects. None of these are most likely on your mind when you are scouring stores and the Internet trying to fulfill your kids’ holiday wish lists.
December 2, 2014 Study says scooters lead the toy-injury packSource: USA Today
Attention holiday toy shoppers: A new study finds that toy-related injuries increased over recent decades — at least if you include one particular toy
November 20, 2014 Consumer Group Lists '10 Worst Toys' for KidsSource: ABC News
A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" ? a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end ? are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a...
November 18, 2014 Danger on the toy shelfSource: Times Union
The little metal toy charm of a cute fairy being sold at Ocean State Job Lots looks innocent enough, but it could expose any child who touches it — or puts it in his or her mouth — to dangerous levels of cadmium, a heavy metal...
December 26, 2013 Fewer 'Toys from Hell' under Christmas tree this yearSource: 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/videoSource: 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 AwardSource: 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 recallSource: HorseTalk.co.nz
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' CampaignSource: 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...
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