One Third Of Children’s Toys In The U.S. Are Toxic

AFP reports that you may be giving your kids a stocking full o’ cancer and developmental defects this Christmas:

A third of the most popular children’s toys in the United States this year contain harmful chemicals including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury, a US consumer group said Wednesday.

The Ecology Center tested nearly 700 toys ahead of the Christmas shopping season and found that 32 percent contained one or more toxic chemical.

Lead levels in toys varied, with seven percent containing more than 40 parts per million (ppm), the highest level recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2007. Another three percent of the products tested had levels exceeding 300 ppm, the federally-mandated limit.

Among the toys with detectable lead levels were the Barbie Bike Flair Accessory Kit, the Dora the Explorer Activity Tote and the Kid’s Poncho sold by Wal-Mart stores.

3 Comments on "One Third Of Children’s Toys In The U.S. Are Toxic"

  1. This is disturbing. 0% should be the only acceptable level. There is already so many toxins in everyday life.

  2. This is very sad to heard that such kind of toys are manufactured and they don’t care about the health of children.. Nobody is stopping them to do so.. Its really a shame on such companies..

  3. I can’t believe this happened over there.. Its totally harmful for the kids and government should take care of such things after all its about the health.. They should take strict actions and immediately stop the supply..

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