Trouble in Toyland: the 2013 report

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 »

Toy Safety – It’s Not Just About Choking Anymore

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 »

Toxic Cadmium Detected in Children’s Jewelry from China

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 »

FDA Announces Recall of Fun Express Water-Based Face Paints for Children Due to Adverse Skin Reactions

Reports on recall of face paint that caused adverse skin reactions in children

Oregon Legislature Holding Public Hearings on Bills Related to Banning Chemicals in Products Intended for Children

Notifies readers of hearings by Oregon Legislature on bills to improve safety of products for children.

Watch Out for Toxic Toys

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