Saturday, December 8, 2007

Read the latest report on toxic toys

These past few months we have been greatly concerned about the toys the children in our daycare programs have had at their disposal. We have been busy sifting through our shelves and closets and tossing out the next round of health hazards. It seems an impossible task to keep up with the almost daily news bulletins, alerts and product recalls that I find in my inbox. And now this dreaded news that bisphenol A (BPA - a building block for polycarbonate plastic) is found in the soft & flexible infant and toddler toys we've been readily giving our children makes me simply want to scream, throw every single piece of plastic out and start from scratch!! (wherever that is).
All the wonderful bath books we've shared with our children and our beloved rubber known to contain phthalate, diisononyl phthalate (DINP)! How we let this happen is insignificant, as we all know the answer. What we do next matters NOW. If you would like to participate in making legislative changes please join me on this newly developed blog.

To read the latest report on toxic toys go to:


The 10 toys with the most lead and the companies that produced them:
Brush Your Teeth! RobotTatiti
Dinner Party tea set Starletz
Large ceramic tea set Starletz
Elmo's Take-Along Card Games Cardinal Industries
Bugs backpack/bag Tyrrell Katz
My Pasture Play Set Shuang Ma Toys
Shoe (style 443559) Circo
Go Diego Go Nick Jr.
Fairies backpack/bag Tyrrell Katz
Construction equipment backpack/bag Tyrrell Katz

Please contribute by sending information and links that will help parents and educators sift through the rubble.

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