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Fewer Lead Toys Recalled This Year

Fewer lead-tainted toys and children

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Fewer lead-tainted toys and children's products were recalled this year, after a record number last year.

Consumer group "Kids in Danger" says last year's record number of 112 recalls dropped sharply to 64 this year. Last summer Congress passed new rules aimed at ensuring toys and children's products are nearly all lead free. The new law, among other things, requires mandatory third-party testing and bans a chemical called phthalates,
used to make plastic products softer and more flexible.

Some consumer groups warn parents should still be concerned about brightly painted or colored plastic toys.


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