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Are your kids’ Christmas gifts safe? Toys at risk for lead, poison after US stopped inspections amid COVID-19

The federal safety inspectors who protect kids from dangerous and deadly toys were not standing guard for nearly six months while this year’s holiday gifts entered the U.S. by the shipload.   Princess palaces and playhouses, water guns and tricycles landed on store

Are your kids’ Christmas gifts safe? Toys at risk for lead, poison after US stopped inspections amid COVID-192021-04-15T14:37:33-04:00

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety   Toys are often colorful and innocent-looking and should provide hours of safe enjoyment and learning opportunities. Unfortunately, defective toys, sold for infants and children of all ages, can cause death and debilitating injury when

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety2021-04-16T14:43:08-04:00

2019 “10 Worst Toys” by W.A.T.C.H

2019's - 10 Worst Toys by W.A.T.C.H One Child Is Treated In U.S. Emergency Rooms Every Three Minutes For A Toy-Related Injury (Boston, MA–Nov. 19, 2019)  World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) today revealed its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2019” and

2019 “10 Worst Toys” by W.A.T.C.H2021-04-16T06:51:27-04:00

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season

Parents and caregivers should be aware that many toy hazards can be found on toy shelves this holiday season. Some dangers may be evident, however many hidden hazards exist.   Please be sure you are informed about what hazards to look for, and importantly –

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season2021-04-16T14:12:45-04:00

Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard

Parents and caregivers should be forewarned this holiday season – some toys that are attractive to oral-age children, including products resembling food or candy, could have small parts that are dangerous.   For example, on December 12, 2013, about 1,500 water-absorbing polymer toys made in

Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard2021-04-15T15:19:27-04:00

Toysmith Recalls Toy Light-Up Frogs and Ducks Due to Choking Hazard

This recall includes about 30,000 light-up soft plastic toy frogs and ducks. The toys light up when the sensors on the bottom of the product are touched or placed in water.  The frog comes in green and the ducks come in yellow, pink, and clear. 

Toysmith Recalls Toy Light-Up Frogs and Ducks Due to Choking Hazard2021-04-16T06:40:33-04:00

Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

These soft and colorful water-absorbing polymer balls can be easily mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, and could be life-threatening.   The

Be Amazing! Toys Recalls Monster Science and Super Star Science Colossal Water Balls Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard2021-04-17T04:12:39-04:00

Founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. (1934-2010)

Edward M. Swartz, the founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. and pioneer on toy safety, died at age 76.   Mr. Swartz took on the multibillion-dollar toy industry for decades with his annual “10 Worst Toys List.” Consumer activist Ralph Nader said "He basically pioneered

Founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. (1934-2010)2021-04-15T14:48:36-04:00
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