How things have changed when it comes to toy safety.  Back in 2008, 172 toys were recalled — 19 due to lead. In fiscal year 2013, there were 31 toy recalls — none were related to lead.

 

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Our new global system to make toys safer means:

Toys are now tested by independent, third-party testing laboratories around the world.
CPSC and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol are at the ports, stopping toys that violate U.S. standards before they reach children’s hands. This recent video (…)

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In March 2006, a tragic incident occurred which had a significant impact on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Jarnell Brown, a 4-year old boy from Minneapolis, Minn., swallowed a metal charm that was nearly pure lead. He sadly died four days later. Since 2004, our agency has conducted more than 50 recalls of more than 180 million units of metal jewelry because it contained a hazardous amount of lead. Since August 2009, it has been illegal to produce a piece of children’s (…)

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is moving swiftly to deal with the replacement of lead with cadmium in certain children’s products imported from China.

In a taped keynote speech to be delivered Tuesday to regulators at the APEC Toy Safety Initiative/Dialogue in Hong Kong, CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum warns against the use of heavy metals, (…)

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CPSC’s Chairman Inez Tenenbaum and 10 staff members have arrived in Wuxi, China and are looking forward to the 3rd biennial U.S. China Consumer Product Safety Summit getting underway.

The theme of this year’s summit is promoting best practices by Chinese manufacturers and U.S. importers to ensure product safety.

The CPSC team is working with Chinese manufacturers and U.S. importers to build U.S. safety requirements into products before they reach U.S. ports so you can have confidence in (…)

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