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Category Press Release
Publish Date 1/26/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Hundreds of Thousands of Toys Recalled Due to Phthalate and Lead Concerns
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers consumer product and material testing services for phthalates, lead and other regulated substances to safeguard the public, and to help companies comply with health and safety regulations.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, January 26, 2024

Just a few days before Christmas, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of approximately 205,000 playsets and toys due to violations of federal phthalate and lead content bans. The children’s products, imported from China by multiple importers, were distributed online and through retail stores from July of 2021 through April of 2023.

According to the recall notice:

Lead and phthalates are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.


“While exposure to elevated levels of lead or phthalates isn’t good for anyone, protecting children from these substances is especially important,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “The health effects of various phthalate exposures are not completely understood, but some are strongly suspected to be endocrine disruptors. Federal regulations restrict their use in certain child care articles and toys since children can easily be exposed to these chemicals by handling and chewing on items that contain them. Exposure to lead can cause lead poisoning and a whole host of devastating side effects in children.”

Dedicated to helping manufacturers, importers, retailers, regulatory agencies and health advocates from across North America test for phthalates, lead and other regulated substances are the scientists at EMSL Analytical, Inc. Their product testing services protect consumers and can also be essential for helping companies comply with health and safety regulations to avoid these types of costly product recalls.

To learn more about phthalates, lead or other consumer product, environmental, health or safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.

 
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.


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