Mom Care Alert: Toxic Toys

Omigosh. After watching (and taking pictures of course) my kids happily open all their presents from friends, family, and santa, and clean up all their mess, I’ve decided to take a break and spend my precious mom time checking up emails.

While surfing, I came across this site (and I’m so thankful I did!) called healthytoys.org. It provides a listing of the best toys based on products that had no detectable traces of lead, cadmium, chlorine, arsenic, mercury, antimony, tin, bromine, or chromium. They have about 278 products in that list.

What’s more interesting is their list of the worst toys according to levels of those chemicals I just listed above. The levels for each of those toys are really frightening! You can also click on each of the product to see a picture of what it looks like. I immediately checked to see if my kids got any of those toys — thankfully not.

Another cool thing about the site is that not only can you search from their toys database, you can also submit a request to them to test a new toy that you may have which is not on their database.

And while you’re there, join their petition to ask the largest manufacturers not to sell toxic toys by signing.

There you go. I hope you enjoyed this timely mom tip.

And oh, if you’re one of those who got a personal email from me, get back to me so I can send you your gift certificate! Congratulations!

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