Lead
Reader Submitted Question: Lead in toys?
Reader Submitted Question: Lead in toys?

Question: Does the toy, My 1st Teach Time Gift Set made in Shenzhen, China and distributed by Big Lots, Columbus, OH contain lead? – YD, Pheonix, Arizona Response: Thanks for the question! Our scientists could not find any readily available information that would allow us to make a determination about the lead content of your […]

Lead in Paint & Old Houses – Risks to Kids
Lead in Paint & Old Houses - Risks to Kids

MGR, in Cincinnati, OH asks… Question:  My family and I live in an old house with peeling paint on the exterior. I have a 2 year old and a 6 year old. I’ve tested the pain and it contains lead. There is also lead in the dirt at the base the walls. I do not […]

Chemical Risks in Children’s Toys?
Chemical Risks in Children’s Toys?

Playing with toys is fun!  And toys are an integral part of child development, from increasing coordination to fostering imagination and social skills. Traditional toys are designed for children about 14 years of age or less and include a large spectrum of items ranging from mouthing objects for infants, to arts and crafts, to play […]