You’d think when it comes to children’s toys that they wouldn’t be made with toxic materials, right? Unfortunately these days with cheaper toys being made in places like China, the chances of toys being made with high levels of toxic materials is increasing. Certain children’s toys tested high for Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Cadmium, PVC, and Bromine, believe it or not!
McDonald’s recently recalled all of the Shrek collectible glasses they were selling for being high in lead. Walmart and Claire’s recently pulled children’s jewelry from the shelves because they tested high in cadmium. Needless to say, it’s more than just toys and it’s more than just high levels of toxic materials to watch out for. There’s small parts and choking hazards on a lot of recalled toys. You can check out the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissions website, it has the best and most info about all of the recalled children’s toys. More info on how to ensure your children’s toys are cadmium free at purebebe.com. Also get more info and find testing results at healthystuff.org.
So, before you finish up your Christmas shopping for the little ones on your list, you may want to do some research to make sure that, that ‘just gotta have’ toy is safe.To see if a certain product has been tested for lead go to healthystuff.org or text the word ‘LEAD’ and the name of the product to 30644.