December 30, 2008

Check your kid's gifts

The holiday season again brought more toy safety issues from consumer advocates and although this advice is probably late (since most already threw out tons of ripped boxes that house their kids' gifts), it might still be worthwhile checking in the internet to see if your toys are safe, according to nonprofit group Ecology Center.

The group released early this month its second annual consumer guide to toxic chemicals in toys at www.HealthyToys.org. In their list of 1,500 popular children's toys tested for lead, cadmium, arsenic, PVC and other harmful chemicals, one in three toys tested were reportedly found to contain "medium" or "high" levels of chemicals of concern.

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