We've got great news today! Graco, one of the nation's largest children's products manufacturers, has committed to banning four of the most toxic flame retardants from all of their products. Graco car seats, strollers, swings and more are now free from these hazardous chemicals.
Sara Snow, a green lifestyle expert and author of Sara Snow's Fresh Living and Healthy Child Healthy World Parent Ambassador, created a petition asking Graco to eliminate its use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in its children's products on Change.org.
"I started the petition because as a mom, it blew my mind to learn that toxic flame retardant chemicals were still in the foam of so many of the products where babies spend the bulk of their time: strollers, car seats, nursing pillows and more," said Snow. "I'm grateful that Graco has responded to our concerns and can offer moms a little peace of mind."
As a result of the conversations Sara, Healthy Child Healthy World and the Ecology Center had with Graco, we learned Graco is committed to ban and monitor Tris-related chemicals in their products. Tris is a known cancer-causing chemical.
We applaud Graco for taking this step and challenge them to become an industry leader by making healthier and safer products that no longer contain any hazardous flame retardants and implement a system to assure that safer chemical or non-chemical alternatives are being used now and in the future.
Please thank Graco for their leadership in eliminating toxic flame retardants from its product line and encourage them to take additional steps to make their products safer from chemical hazards. Send an email message to Graco Children's Products CEO Kristie Juster today!
All of us at Healthy Child Healthy World are so grateful to Sara for stepping up as a mom on a mission to make the world healthier for our children by demanding safer products. As Sara said, "Thanks to you, we now know we no longer need to be concerned that Graco products contain four of the most toxic flame retardant chemicals. And that's a victory we should all savor!"
To read more about the announcement, see our press release.
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