Thursday, October 13, 2011

Go Vote Now! Get Toxins Out of Toys

I don't usually get my website involved in political movements, but as a parent, aunt, and one day a grandmother, this issue has become much more apparent to our family. As consumers we will not only be keeping our children safe, but also saving ourselves money in the long run.

On October 19th, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission  (CPSC) will vote on whether or not independent testing for toxics like lead in paint, lead content, and phthalates in products for children under the age of 12 should be done before toys hit the store shelves.  
Tell the CPSC to vote YES on October 19th for testing kids' toys for toxics BEFORE they reach the stores:

Not only will we be protecting our families from lead poisoning and Phthalates but also we will be saving ourselves the inconvenience of recalls (tracking and returning affected toys). Fewer recalls are a win-win for businesses and families because that means less returning of items to the manufacturer, less post-recall inconveniences, and fewer unhappy surprises when it comes to products in our homes.  Fewer recalls would save businesses money, and save children from tears as favorite toys have to be returned. 

This is it!  October 19th is our moment to make a difference for kids. Tell the Commissioners at the CPSC to vote YES:

Source: E-mail dated Oct 13, 2011 --Claire, Sarah, Kristin, Ashley, and the whole MomsRising team 

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