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Toy Safety

Kate Sheppard

Toy Magnets Can Injure Kids Like 'A Gun Shot Wound To The Gut' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission argues that small, powerfully magnetic balls contained in some toys pose "an unreasonable risk of...

Popular Toys Deemed Dangerous For Kids

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 01.22.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Hidden dangers lurk in some of those less-expensive toys that parents might grab as stocking stuffers this time of year – like a S...

Turning the Clock Back on Child Safety Protections

Ami Gadhia | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Ami Gadhia

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is preparing to consider a bill that would poke serious holes in the product safety net. Here is a breakdown of some of the ways this bill would put consumers at risk:

In The Public Interest: The House Votes to Deny Consumers Information About Dangerous Products

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Hitchcock

We've already begun to see positive effects of the 2008 product safety law on the toy safety landscape. We must not turn back the clock now.

Toy Safety Tests Find Few Toxic Substances And Choking Risks This Season

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Only a small fraction of children's toys tested for toxic substances and choking risks have been found to violate federal safety regula...

In The Public Interest: Trouble in Toyland

Elizabeth Hitchcock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Hitchcock

Even in our hurry to fulfill the wishes on holiday lists, we have to keep safety in mind by providing examples of potential toy hazards on store shelves. U.S. PIRG's Tips for Toy Safety provide a good guide to shopping for children.

A Happy and Safe Holiday Season: Tips on Toy Safety

Jerrold S. Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerrold S. Parker

When you begin your holiday shopping, it's important to remember that even the most popular items could present hidden hazards for your little ones.

Toy Recall: Report Says Small Batteries Are A Rising Danger

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Swallowing button batteries can be fatal or cause serious harm, and research suggests that severe injuries in children, though relativ...


Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like the Chinese, Obama is a Communist. So you know what that means, right? Obama not only shared his toys, but he, like the Chinese, first tainted them with lead paint.

How To Shop For Safe Toys This Holiday Season

Newsweek | Linda Stern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's a tough year to be a toy-buying parent. In recent months, almost 25 million mostly Chinese-made toys have been recalled because they have dangero...