Don’t be surprised if you start seeing your favorite toy catalogs and educational toy websites (hopefully www.SteveSpanglerScience.com is in your list) sporting new product warning labels. It’s not gesture of good will – it’s the law – and retailers who fail to comply face serious fines.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was the toy safety legislation recently passed increase consumer protection and to require toy manufacturers to provide very specific product testing and warning labels on all products that target children as the end users. I bring this to your attention because you’ll now see the required warning labels on all products on our website that contain small parts that could pose a choking hazard, products that contain a marble, small ball or a balloon. Each area of concern has it’s own product warning label. Products that contain small parts (small enough to fit through a standard toilet paper tube) are required to carry this warning… Continue reading