||Lead and Toy Safety
The world didn't think that much about it — at least in the toy realm — until RC2 Corp. and Mattel Inc. announced massive recalls in 2007. Now, "lead" is a revived buzz word forecasting danger for young children and signaling mayhem and reform for manufacturers and retailers alike. The presence of excessive lead in children's toys has brought historic fear to present day, ignited media-fueled concern among consumers and corporations, and made the legislative record books as part of numerous proposals recommending improved toy safety standards.
TDmonthly Magazine is committed to covering recalls and issues within the toy industry that matter to its readers. For articles relating to lead and overall toy safety, see the links below:
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
• "Law of the Land" Forces Compliance Amid Confusion
• Stay on Tests Provides No Rest
• What Does the CPSIA Stay Really Mean?
• Guidelines for Certificates of Compliance
• Avoid Inappropriate Testing Pending Clarification
• Retailers and Manufacturers Scramble for Safety
• New Standards, New Expenses
Recalls and Toy Safety
• Obama and McCain: Different Plays on Toy Safety
• One Year Later: Beyond China, Beyond Lead
• Toy Recalls
• News from Around the World
• Bills That Affect Toy Safety
• Parents Still Shy Away from China
• Finding Safe Toys
• Hollywood ToyBoy – China Out? Time Out!
• Toy Recalls Shake Up Shoppers
• Is Made in China the Kiss of Death?
• Made in the USA Toys
• Conversations With Keithley: Toys Will Survive
• Lead Scares Trigger Testing Expansion
• Lead is All Around Us
• Lead: How Much Is Too Much?
• Tips to Prevent Lead Exposure
• Innov-X XRF Systems Detect More Than Lead
• NITON Has the Edge
• NITON Gives Lead Testing a Hand
• Keep the Lead Out
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