Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Connecticut PIRG report warns of dangerous toys

Sean Doyle, campaign organizer with ConnPIRG, discusses the annual Trouble in Toyland report Monday. MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO — NEW HAVEN REGISTER

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo

With the holiday shopping season in gear, a public interest advocacy group is warning consumers about potentially hazardous toys.
The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group discussed its 29th annual Trouble in Toyland report at a press conference Monday at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.
A sheriff’s badge playset had high levels of lead, while a Jake and the Neverland Pirates Tambourine had high levels of chromium, according to the report. The organization found high levels of phthalates in items such as a Hello Kitty bracelet and hair clip set, a rubber duck and Dora the Explorer backpack, the report shows.

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