Here is a timely update on the Toxic Toys story. If your child has one of the Toys from “The Princess and the Frog”, you will definitely want to read this story.
The AP (1/30) reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of tie-in toys from “The Princess and The Frog.” A series of pendants sold at Walmart have been determined to contain “high levels of the toxic metal cadmium,” which prompted Rhode Island-based jewelry company FAF Inc. to conduct a voluntary recall of 55,000 toys. According to the AP, “the Walt Disney Co. released a letter yesterday it sent its vendors and licensees that sets a zero-tolerance policy for cadmium in any children’s jewelry bearing its brand.”
The Chicago Tribune (1/29) editorialized, “It will take some time to stop China-made, cadmium-laced jewelry from winding up on U.S. store shelves. So parents, the safest course for now is to put the jewelry away.”