Every day, about 500 children are treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries, anything from choking on a balloon or swallowing magnets to a scooter accident. The annual report on dangerous toys, Trouble in Toyland 2013, identifies choking hazards, toxic chemicals, and excessively loud toys as the main causes of toy-related child injury. KATU Consumer Report… Learn More »
For kids, Christmas typically means one thing: more toys. It goes without saying that when devising a toy wish list, kids don’t pay much attention to potential safety risks. However, studies show these risks are very real and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The focus among toy safety experts has shifted greatly in the last few… Learn More »
Cadmium is a known carcinogen. Like lead, it can hinder brain development in the very young, according to recent research. Unfortunately, now that lead is heavily regulated under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, Chinese manufacturers have turned to cadmium for the manufacture of children's jewelry. A recent investigation by the Associated Press… Learn More »
Reports on recall of face paint that caused adverse skin reactions in children
Notifies readers of hearings by Oregon Legislature on bills to improve safety of products for children.
Discusses a recent report showing that many children’s toys such girl’s jewelry contain harmful levels of lead, mercury, arsenic, bromine, cadmium and other dangerous chemicals