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Text While You Shop for Safe Toys

Text While You Shop for Safe Toys

Shopping for toys can feel unexpectedly harrowing due to fears of lead and, as hard as it is to believe, even the date rape drug GHB in toys. While many of us look over the lists we’ve happened upon over the last few months, how can you be sure that the toys you’re buying are safe?

To help inform on-the-go parents and friends,
MomsRising.org, an organization that advocates on issues of motherhood and family issues, has set up a new service that allows you to get information about toys via your cell phone while you’re shopping! With the help of
HealthyToys.org,

information is available online for more than 1,250 toys that have been tested for common chemicals. To access this info, simply text: healthytoys [toy name] to 41411.

So, for example, text healthytoys Dora the Explorer Doodle Mat to 41411. You will receive a reply back to your phone with test results if it is in the HeathyToys.org database. Type in the exact name on toy packaging for the most specific results.

Terri Hall-Jackson lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two young children. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.

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By Terri Hall-Jackson, contributing writer to Care2's Green Living

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Terri Hall lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.

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12:48PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

noted

1:01AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

thanks for sharing.

10:36AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:14PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

thanks.

12:46AM PST on Jan 16, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:56PM PST on Dec 11, 2010

thank you for helpful tips

9:55AM PST on Dec 11, 2010

That sounds very helpful.

6:49PM PST on Dec 10, 2010

I would avoid the Chinese toys. Period!

10:04AM PDT on Jul 5, 2010

thank you

12:08AM PDT on Jun 16, 2010

Thanks for sharing

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