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Sustainability is one of the biggest trends of the year for toys, according to experts. Giant companies such as Mattel, Hasbro, and Lego have hurried to announce big changes at the recent Toy Fair New York to improve their green...
June 25, 2019 Toys R Us to reportedly open new stores later this yearSource: CNBC
Defunct children’s retail chain Toys R Us will open new stores later this year, according to Bloomberg
December 14, 2018 New York AG sues Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries for selling lead-contaminated children’s toysSource: CNBC
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries over the sales of children’s toys contaminated with lead.
December 12, 2018 Dreaming of a green Christmas? More shoppers look for gifts good for the environmentSource: USA Today
n past holiday seasons, Silvie Snow-Thomas, 35, has taken steps to go easy on the environment, baking cookies as gifts, and decorating mason jars with fresh holly and clippings from her Christmas tree.
On average, more than 100 kids toys and baby products are recalled each year due to defect. And even though most recalls are voluntary, companies are rarely inclined to shout their foibles from the mountaintop.
January 24, 2018 Toys R Us to close 180 stores across the USSource: CNBC
Toys R Us is planning to shutter roughly 180 stores across the country, or about one-fifth of its U.S. store fleet, in a bid to restructure the company and emerge from bankruptcy protection.
December 28, 2017 Claire's Pulls Items From Stores Over Asbestos Concerns -text/videoSource: NBC News
Claire's stores nationwide have pulled nine items from store shelves after a family in Rhode Island says they found asbestos in their 6-year-old's makeup.
December 8, 2017 Thousands of Christmas 'must-have' toys seized and destroyed at Heathrow Airport due to 'safety risk'Source: Get Surrey (UK)
Plastic animals that have been branded as this year's "must-have" Christmas toys have been seized at Heathrow Airport over safety concerns.
December 4, 2017 Cheap fakes of 'must have' toy this Christmas 'putting safety of kids' safety at risk' watchdog saysSource: Mirror (UK)
Parents rushing to buy this year's must-have Fingerlings toy for Christmas could unwittingly end up with a fake that could endanger their youngsters, retail bosses warned.
November 15, 2017 '10 Worst Toys' list includes swords, drones, fidget spinnersSource: USA Today
Superheroes may be a hit at the box office, but some of the toys being spun off of the movie franchises aren't finding fans among consumer safety advocates.
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