Toys “R” Us Continues to Sell Toxic PVC Toys Despite 2008 Promise

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Toys "R" Us continues to sell toxic toys

On February 15, 2008, toy giant Toys “R” Us promised consumers it would phase out toys with dangerous chemicals.

REDUCTION OF PHTHALATES AND POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) USE:

  • All manufacturers have been notified that by the end of 2008 juvenile products sold in any Toys”R”Us or Babies”R”Us store in the United States must be produced without the addition of phthalates that have raised concerns about infant safety.
  • Additionally, as we move closer to our goal of offering PVC-free products, we have already begun replacing PVC and phthalates in juvenile products manufactured exclusively for Toys”R”Us, Inc.

Unfortunately, they have not kept their promise.

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