The President signed into law today legislation that would ban the use of lead and phthalate chemicals in products intended for children ages 12 and under. The law comes after over 400 product recalls were issued last year, half of them being children’s toys.
In addition to the ban, the new law bolsters the reach and authority of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The legislation expands the commission’s role in monitoring the safety of consumer products, especially those intended for kids.
Phthalates are chemicals that make vinly more flexible. These chemicals are used in several children’s and baby products like teething rings and bath toys. They have been linked to reproductive damage.
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