March 20, 2014
Minga Fair Trade Imports has issued a recall of wooden flipping acrobat toys because the surface paint contains lead in excess of federal standards.  The recalled flipping acrobat toys are made of painted wood and are 8.5 inches tall.  The toys consist of two rectangular wooden sticks connected by a wood crosspiece near one end and a coyote, super hero, woodpecker or...
CPSC, CPSIA, Lead, Toys
December 3, 2013
Officials with the Federal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently seized shipments of potentially hazardous toys, NJToday reported. Last month, CBP officers intercepted two shipments arriving from China of toy dolls, cosmetic sets, fire trucks and tractors that included excessive amounts of lead and potential choking...
February 14, 2013
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued its final rule today regarding phthalates in inaccessible component parts in children’s toys and child care articles.  The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) permanently prohibits the sale of any “children's toy or child care article” containing more than 0.1 percent of three...
June 12, 2009
On June 12, 2009, the Alameda County Superior Court entered a Consent Judgment in Held v. Toys "R" Us, Inc.; et al., which resolved citizen enforcer Anthony E. Held, Ph.D., P.E.'s allegations that the defendant Toys "R" Us, Inc. ("TRU") sold children's products containing the phthalate chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ("DEHP")...