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Lawsuit Filed to Close Toxic Toys Loophole

Lawsuit Filed to Close Toxic Toys Loophole

NEW YORK, New York, December 5, 2008 (ENS) – Two nonprofit public interest groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to enforce a congressional ban on toxic toys that takes effect next February. The Natural Resources Defemse Council and Public Citizen filed the suit against the Consumer Product Safety Commission in federal court in New York seeking…

Toxic Toy Guide Lists Chemicals Found in Hundreds of Toys

Toxic Toy Guide Lists Chemicals Found in Hundreds of Toys

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, December 3, 2008 (ENS) – One in every three of the more than 1,500 children’s toys tested in time for the holiday shopping season have been found to contain “medium” or “high” levels of chemicals of concern such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Researchers with the Michigan-based nonprofit Ecology Center tested…

Product Safety Law Signed Today Bans Toxic Toys

Product Safety Law Signed Today Bans Toxic Toys

WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – Praise poured in from all quarters today as President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that bans lead paint and phthalates in products intended for children under the age of 12 – the strictest such law in the world. The record-setting 448 product recalls last year…

Reebok Fined Record $1 Million for Leaden Bracelets

Reebok Fined Record $1 Million for Leaden Bracelets

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that Reekbok, a manufacturer of athletic shoes and apparel, has agreed to pay the federal government a one million dollar civil penalty. This fine is the largest ever imposed for a violation of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. In agreeing…