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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.
SAN ANTONIO - The fidget spinner craze has hit children and adults alike, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing safety tips ahead of the school season.
July 19, 2017 FBI: Be wary of smart toysSource: The Hill
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center released a public service announcement Monday urging parents to "consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes."
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