U.S. Toys Described As Safest Ever

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commssion asserts: toys sold in the United States are safer than ever.

Inez Tenenbaum appeared at a toy safety event at the giant Toys R Us store in New York's Times Square. She says new federal laws passed since the recalls of lead-painted Chinese toys have increased safety.

So far this year, there have been fewer than 40 toy recalls, about a quarter as many as last year. Tenenbaum credits increased enforcement at US ports of new standards for imported toys.

She says her office has been working closely with toy importers and manufacturers in China, where about 80 percent of US toys are produced.

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  • by none Location: co. on Dec 22, 2009 at 09:12 PM
    I to,look for things made in the U.S.A.,it may cost more but it means keeping more jobs here,and w/ all the recalls it just makes more sense
  • by Mom on Nov 17, 2009 at 03:03 PM
    I still don't trust most Chinese toys and candies, and am usually not willing to let my kids be the ones playing with or eating something that later gets identified as dangerous. I always look for "Made in U.S.A." it's good for our kids and country.
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