Check for Toxic Toys While Shopping: Text Messaging

December 15th, 2007

Now you can send a text message from your mobile phone to check a toy’s status in the database. How cool is that? Just SMS text healthy toys [toy name] to 41411. Check here for more details.

New Toy Safety Website Launched

December 5th, 2007

Just in time for the holiday gift giving season,, a new toy safety website, launched today. Backed by The Ecology Center and a coalition of environmental groups, the site allows consumers to view toys that contain dangerous chemicals, such as lead, PVC, cadmium, chlorine, arsenic, mercury, chromium, tin, and antimony. What a list! Anyone else out there wondering how and why we’ve allowed this to go on for so long?

You can nominate a toy to be tested, with the promise that its nomination should appear on the site within a few days. Readers will vote on which toys should be tested first. The site is incredibly feature-rich, so plan to spend some time exploring it. The website has been overloaded — it was incredibly busy today — a sure sign that parents welcome the assistance in sorting out toy safety issues.

And if you find helpful, you can make a donation to support the site.

— Lynn

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