CONSUMER ALERT – State Farm Recalls “Good Neigh Bears” Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced a voluntary recall by State Farm concerning a children’s toy bear. The bear figures, manufactured in China, were handed out by State Farm agents and given away at State Farm sponsored events over from 2005 on to the present. The eyes on the toy bear can be removed, posing a possible choking hazard to children. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests that consumers should immediately take these toys away from children and discard them. For additional information, contact State Farm toll free at (877) 226-8079. Contact an Attorney in PA Contact … [Read more...]

Parents Beware- Toys With Hazardous Chemical to Remain on Market this Holiday Season

So much for the Holiday Spirit. As you shop for your kid’s holiday presents this season, you risk buying a toy that contains an already banned plastic linked to children’s illnesses.That’s because “a new federal ban on the use of the controversial chemical phthalate in teethers, pacifiers and other children's products won't apply to goods already in warehouses or on store shelves, federal safety regulators said yesterday.” – Annys Shin, The Washington Post Unfortunately the Consumer Product and Safety Commision has decided to allow the makers of child toys and products containing a banned plastic to remain on the shelves.This means that, … [Read more...]