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  • Were your holiday gifts naughty or nice? Report any unsafe products.

    The decorations are down and the tree is long gone, but how are your holiday gifts and toys holding up? If you received any products that turned out to pose safety hazards, report them to Thousands of people have logged complaints of unsafe products on this website launched last year by the U.S. Consumer Continue Reading

  • Is your holiday Made in the USA?

    Are you part of the 1-in-3 people who haven’t started their holiday shopping yet?  Or maybe you still have a few more gifts to cross off your list? Then it’s not too late for you to pick up a few presents made right here in the U.S. of A. Consider the impact, says ABC News, Continue Reading

  • A Victory for Safer Toys & Cribs

    Toys and other children’s products should be tested for safety before they reach store shelves and kids’ hands, according to a vote Wednesday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to implement new safety testing rules. “People might assume independent safety tests were already required for toys. But the reality is, too often, dangerous toys aren’t Continue Reading

  • Changes to toy safety bill’s “rough edges” but key protections remain

    A bill amending legislation that set new toy safety and lead standards has now cleared both the House and the Senate. The newly-passed bipartisan bill presents a measured response, and “preserves the core of the CPSIA” said Ami Gadhia in Consumers Union’s press release. The legislation amended the bipartisan Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) Continue Reading

  • “A safer generation of cribs” hit the market

    Parents have a lot of things to worry about when it comes to keeping their kids safe, but sleeping in a crib shouldn’t be one of them.   Today, new rules go into effect that should have babies and their parents resting easier. In a move hailed by consumer groups as long overdue, cribs sold in Continue Reading

  • Rolling back toy safety standards is illogical and dangerous

    “Another week, another recall of Chinese-made toys.” It was 2007, the year of relentless toy recalls, that inspired this complaint from Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.  Lead paint, dangerous parts, loose magnets and choking hazards were just a few of the culprits that had stores scrambling to pull toys from shelves as the news covered stories Continue Reading

  • BPA Ban in Maine

    Maine has become the latest state to impose a ban on the harmful chemical BPA.  Both the Maine House of Representatives and Maine Senate voted to approve a prohibition on the sale of certain children’s products that contain BPA, which was developed under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act. Governor LePage had until April 22 to veto Continue Reading

  • Support for Banning BPA is growing across the Nation

    BPA is making headlines; a study just published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggested that people can reduce their BPA exposure simply by eating fresh food. According to the study, people eating unpackaged fresh food had a 60% decrease in their BPA levels. The study shows that by switching to fresh food, not only would you Continue Reading

  • The Maine Event

    Last Friday, the joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Maine State Legislature voted unanimously to endorse a bill banning bisphenol A or BPA in children’s products. Consumers in Maine are one step closer to having safe children’s products on store shelves. This bill still has a long road ahead- it still has Continue Reading

  • Iowa Inches Closer to BPA Ban

    On Wednesday, the Iowa Senate passed a bill banning bisphenol A or (BPA) in some children’s products. Concerns over BPA have been steadily mounting due to numerous studies linking BPA to a wide range of adverse health effects. Eight states, Canada and the European Union have already banned BPA in certain children’s products. The Iowa Continue Reading

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News Articles

  • Wendy’s removes soda option from kids’ meal
    Source: USA Today (Thursday January 15, 2020)
  • Button batteries are becoming a serious threat to children
    Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Sunday September 18, 2020)
  • Council bans sale of crib bumper pads in Chicago
    Source: Chicago Tribune (Friday September 9, 2020)
  • New crib standards may mean junking the old crib
    Source: Washington Post (Wednesday June 29, 2020)

    Beginning this week, new safety standards make it illegal to make, sell — or re-sell— drop-side cribs and many other cribs currently in use.