Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Kids Don't Stand a Chance (or do they?)

Well, maybe we will make it past 2012, if the US Congress has anything to say about it.

So here's my favorite headline from the last few years, courtesy of the WAPO: "Lawmakers Agree to Ban Toxins in Children's Items" Full story here.

Wow! Thanks Congress.

Also, kudos to the big box stores for pulling these items off their shelves... IN 2009!
Earlier this year, the country's largest retailer, Wal-Mart; the biggest toy seller, Toys R Us; and Babies R Us told their suppliers that they will no longer carry products containing the chemicals, known as phthalates, as of Jan. 1, 2009. Toys containing these chemicals, however, will still be on many retail shelves during the holiday season.

Wow! Thanks Santa! Mom and Dad!

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