In 2012 and 2013, HealthyStuff.org tested 71 products from Walmart. These products include garden hoses, outdoor and exercise equipment, children's accessories, and holiday decorations. Approximately 10% (7 of 71) of the products tested contained bromine levels above 400 ppm, suggesting the use of brominated flame retardants. Moreover, we found high levels of lead in some of the Walmart products in our 2012 home and garden product study.
Learn more about Walmart's current policies regarding toxic chemicals in their product offerings and urge them to do more by visiting the Mind the Store website. Mind the Store is a national coalition calling on the top 10 retailers in the US to reduce the prevalence of toxic chemicals in consumer products.