Paint in Toys
Paint in Toys - Recalls & Safety Fact Sheet
& Your Child's Health
Babies and young children often put their hands and other
objects in their mouths that may have lead dust on them.
Children's growing bodies absorb more lead than adults,
possibly leading to brain and nervous system damage.
Other dangers posed by lead include behavioral problems
(such as hyperactivity), slowed growth, hearing problems
need to know:
The U.S. and
Chinese governments are working together to stop the use of lead
paints in toys and products made in China for use in the United
Industry Association (TIA) is also helping lead the way in
encouraging toy brands and retailers to go the extra mile by doubling-up
their testing standards to ensure toy safety and rebuild trust
with American families.
parents should do before buying toys
Consumer Product Safety Commission internet website for
information on recent recalls and product information and to
report unsafe products.
where toys are being manufactured
products for timely information on potential recalls
with antibacterial soap or a mild dishwashing detergent and
hot water often.
that are recommended specifically for a child's age range
and research the many earth friendly, educational, non-toxic,
kid safe toys available either online or at your local toy stores.
children as they use and play with their toys.
toys regularly, to see if they are damaged, broken, or have
any chipped and/or peeling material.
toy recalls around the Web:
- Toy Recalls
the Author: The "Toy Guru" is Odette Cabrera, a
two with a background in education and child development, and
a very personal interest in toys that are fun, challenging and
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