Month: November 2009

TIA Responds to Good Morning America Story

This morning, Good Morning America ran a story about the toys that were deemed dangerous by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), in the group’s 2009 Trouble in Toyland report. The Toy Industry Association quickly responded.  Read the Good Morning America’s story here, and TIA’s response...

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U.S. PIRG Launches Website to Identify Dangerous Toys

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has launched a new website, http://toysafety.mobi, that can help holiday shoppers identify potentially dangerous toys. On the website are tips for avoiding toys that might be too loud, made with toxic chemicals, or pose a choking hazard for children under 3 years old. The website can be accessed via computers or web-enabled cell phones. Yesterday, U.S. PIRG released its 24th annual Trouble in Toyland report, which identifies toys that may be dangerous for children and why. According to the group, the Elmo Lunchbox contains phthalates that were approximately 70 times the legal level, and the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Phone makes a 90-decibel noise a centimeter away from the ear, the same as a lawn mower. Director Brian Imus said the majority of toys the group tested were found to be...

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Famoso Picked as Mexican Toy Licensee for Caillou

Cookie Jar Entertainment has appointed Famoso as the exclusive toy licensee for Caillou. The deal is for Mexico. Famoso’s range of products includes 36cm figures, bath toys, vehicles, toy trains, dolls, and a toy farm. The products are now available at major retail stores throughout Mexico such as Soriana, Jugetron, Liverpool, and Palacio de Hierro, as well as specialty...

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