Earlier this year, Congress passed a tough new law that would make it illegal to sell lead and chemically tainted children's products. But now, some companies are saying they can't meet the deadline – and they want to keep selling some of their toxic children's toys after they're supposed to stop!
If the agency lets this deadline slip, consumers will not be able to tell which products are safe for their children. Dangerous levels of phthalates – a class of chemicals that have been linked to cancer and reproductive problems – were banned because they are harmful to our kids. It isn't right for industry to change the rules now for their existing inventory of toys with phthalates, especially since they were involved in developing the new law in the first place.
What good is a deadline if it's not enforced? Don't budge on the February 10 deadline to make the sale of these hazardous children's products illegal! Tell Congress to make sure that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) enforces the law and bans the sale of toxic phthalates in toys.
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