Test My Toys – New Website Offers One Stop Toy Safety Search
Posted Aug 26 2008 1:46pm
The buzz on Wednesday was about the launch of a new site, Healthy Toys.org which promises to be a one stop shop for parents seeking safe toys this holiday season.
I wanted to check out the site that day but the strong publicity program they launched meant heavy traffic all day. That should continue since this is a very comprehensive site that enables parents to check by name, brand or type of toy to see if it is safe. And, they are certainly getting the word out!
If the toy in question isn’t listed, you can request that your toy be tested.
On this site you can do it! Maintained by The Ecology Center , working with a large consortium of non-profit groups to compile information, Healthytoys.org bills itself as “The Consumer Action Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys”.
And it goes on…and last year I only worried about “small parts”!
Update: One thing I actually forgot about was mentioned by Christy Matte atFamily Internet at About.com.Even if you do find your suspect toy atHealthy Toys.com, you may not find out if the toy you own is safe because different batches of toys can use different raw materials...sigh!