There was a festive feeling among consumer advocates when Congress passed legislation over the summer that outlaws the use of phthalates -- chemicals some fear may cause reproductive defects -- in toys. But ever-inventive toymakers have a holiday surprise: a flood of phthalate-ridden toys hitting stores just in time for holiday shopping.Additional Links About Phthalates:
The ban enacted by Congress doesn't take effect until Feb. 10, so toymakers and distributors have their elves working overtime to clear out their backlog of toys containing the chemical additives that make hard plastics more flexible. [Link]
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Companies Unloading Toxic Products Before Ban
Over at www.consumeraffairs.com, they have some alarming news. If you plan to buy toys for children for the holidays and mistakenly think they are safe now, you are probably wrong.