Find Out If That Christmas Toy Is Safe

toysWhen we buy presents for our children and other kids we mainly concentrate on what they want, how much it costs, and how long it is going to last. My wife also thinks about how the toy is going to feel when she steps on it in the middle of the night, but that is about as close to safety thoughts as many of get.

But, many potential Christmas toys bear unwanted gifts — in the form of lead, cadmium, chlorine, arsenic, bromine and mercury. So how can you tell what’s safe? Start with the product rankings at You can search by toy name, brand, and type. Doing some shopping and need a quick answer? Send a SMS/text message to 41411 with the text, “healthytoys [search term],” where the search term is the name of a toy, type of toy, manufacturer, or retailer. You’ll get instant search results straight to your phone.

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