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NYPIRG Treacherous Toys Report, December 2012

NYPIRG Treacherous Toys Report, December 2012

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NYPIRG’s Toy Safety Report
 December 2012
Treacherous Toys:
Dangerous and Toxic Toys
on New Yorks Store
Shelves
 
Acknowledgments
NYPIRG’s report,
Treacherous Toys: Dangerous and Toxic Toys on New York’s Store Shelves
  ,
waswritten by Tracy McCabe Shelton, Esq., and Megan Ahearn, NYPIRG Program Coordinator.Cover design by Tracy McCabe Shelton.The authors would like to thank Rebecca Weber, Farouk Abdallah, and Kathleen Jordan for theirhelp forming the concept for this report. The authors would also like to thank: Kristy Abreu,Golshan Aghanori, Braulio Aguirre, Harry Alexandre, Abdul Amunikoro, Tina Barnum, MackoyBennett, Brittany Bollenbach, Alex Bornemisza, Michael Carlino, Amanda Carpenter, PattyCeravole, Armando Chapelliquen, Jaqi Cohen, Melcolm Crutchfield, Connor Daniel, TorendeRosa, Jesse Eng, Ben Fraimow, Mario Garcia, Julie Gorman, Shawn Hall, Tom Harris, RobKornblum, Guy Ladoucer, Casey Laskezy, Patrick Lewis, Eric Legeer, Halle Lyle, Brian Lupo,Jemima Matiminu, Pedro Medrano, Morganne Montana, Duke Nagrampa, Robert Noonan,Khadijat Olagoke, Andrew Oppenheimer, Enrico Purita, Irene Ramos, Alicia Rebelo, Tassia Rosa,Courtney Ross, George Salamanca, Brittania Smead, Nick Smith, Nicole St. James, RoyceStuteville, Ashleigh-Ann Sutherland, Rebecca Tanzer, Gina Taravella, Ted Traver, Kateri Turner,Max Wermuth, Alex Wojcik, and Eric Wood for their help with research for the report.The New York Public Interest Research Group, NYPIRG, is the largest and most effectivestudent-directed, nonpartisan, not-for-profit consumer and environmental protectionorganization in the state. Working on 20 college campuses and in communities across New YorkState, NYPIRG educates, trains, and empowers students and community members to be moreengaged and effective advocates. Since 1973, NYPIRG has played a key role in fighting for morethan 150 public interest laws and executive orders that protect the environment and publichealth, safeguard consumers, improve public transportation and foster a responsive,democratic government. Visit us atwww.nypirg.org. 
 
 
Contents
Introduction…………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………
.1World Against Toys Causing Harm-W.A.T.
C.H…………………………………………………………………………2
 United States Public Interest Research Group-USPIRG
…………………………………………………………..2
 Center for Health, Environment and Justice-CHEJ
……………………………………….………………………….3
 Potential Hazards
Indentified in Toys and Children’s Products
on the Shelves of Stores in New York
…………………………………….…………………………………….………..4
 
NYPIRG’s 2012 List of Potentially Unsafe Toys and Children’s Products………………………………….6
 

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