if a product was found to have a LOW Level or rating for limited set chemicals
tested on HealthyStuff.org, it does not necessarily mean the product is
safe. Poorly designed or manufactured products can cause falls, choking, strangulation,
burns, drowning, and poisoning.
General Product Recalls
For information on all product recalls, see: http://www.recalls.gov/.
For all lead recalls, see http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/Recalls/allhazards.htm.
For more information, check out http://www.uspirg.org/issues/toy-safety and http://www.kidsindanger.org/.
For the latest on toy recalls, see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html.
If you suspect that a product is unsafe, or to report an unsafe product, contact
the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on the internet, or by phone: http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html or
1-800-636-CPSC. To receive email recall alerts from CPSC, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx
Department of Transportation's SaferCar.gov
Toxic at Any Speed: Chemicals in Cars and the Need for Safe Alternatives - Ecology Center
Don't Breath and Drive? Pollutants Lurk Inside Vehicles - Environmental Health Perspectives
Children's Car Seats & Other Products
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Child Passenger Safety
Safety Belt Safe USA
The Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) provides consumer updates and timely articles covering pet product approvals, safety warnings, and other health information for you and your family.
HealthyStuff.org is an initial screening of chemicals in products for a handful
of hazardous chemicals. There are a number of chemicals of concern that the
x-ray fluorescence (XRF) device and HealthyStuff.org cannot detect. For example,
there has been much concern recently about bisphenol A, a component of polycarbonate
plastic. The XRF is not able to detect bisphenol A, nor can it identify polycarbonate.
In addition, the XRF cannot detect phthalates, a family of chemicals of concern,
although we have used the presence of PVC plastic as a surrogate for the possible
presence of phthalates. The CPSC regulated six phthalates for the first
time beginning in 2009. See a summary of provisions of the Consumer Product
Safety Improvement Act of 2008.