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Retailers Respond to Push for Safer Toys

8:30 AM MST | February 25, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Toys “R” Us (Wayne, NJ) has announced that all children’s products sold by the chain by year-end “must be produced without the addition of phthalates that have raised concerns about infant safety.” The retailer also says it has “begun replacing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and phthalates in juvenile products manufactured exclusively for Toys “R” Us,” but it did not provide further details. Wal-Mart (Bentonville, AR) has pledged to phase out PVC in baby bibs and other children’s products, and Target...

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