The 2008 “Trouble in Toyland” Report by USPIRG
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 07, 2008 in Product Recalls
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group released their 2008 Trouble in Toyland report that outlines the various elements that make the toys dangerous along with tips and recommendations. Click here to read the full report.
According to the report, here are a few main dangers to keep an eye on: toxic phthalates, a chemical used in the production of plastics; lead in toys and kids' jewelry; and choking hazards.
Click here to read the USPIRG shopping guide.
Earlier this year, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which will eventually ban lead except at trace amounts in paint or coatings or in any toys, jewelry or other products for use by children under 12 years old. Unfortunately, experts say these changes wont be in place until Christmas 2009.