Tuesday, 24 January 2012

WECF Toys Guide is now available in serbian language

How to choose toxic-free toys

The WECF Toys Guide offers useful information on most of the hazardous substances found in toys and concrete tips on how consumers can play it safe when buying toys for children. The practical brochure provides concise information on the most hazardous substances found in toys, informs about the potential dangers and gives concrete advice on how consumers can play it safe when buying toys for their children.

So far, it has been published in nine languages in order to provide tips on how to choose toxic- free toys.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Thousands in Support of Toxic-free Children’s Toys in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan

Survey and monitoring conducted by AWHHE in the shop, Armenia
Project started to eliminate children’s toys with toxic substances from the market in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine by 2020
Source: AWHHE

Consumers in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan are becoming more aware of the products they buy. This has become evident from the results of a study conducted by two non-governmental organizations dedicated to the idea and work for toxic-free toys for children.

WECF Partner and member of the Safe Toys Coalition “Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment” (AWHHE) and its Kyrgyz counterpart “Independent Ecological Expertise” (IEE) are currently running a project aiming towards further support of the already existing efforts to eliminate toxic substances in children’s toys from the market in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine by 2020. Read more

To learn more about toys safety and download the WECF guide 'Safe Toys', please visit WECF Safe Toys.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Toxic heavy metals found in children's products on the Chinese market

Feature Story - 2011-12-07

For many people around the world, particularly the little people under 12, Christmas is the best time of the year. Even in China where Christmas is not traditionally celebrated, Chinese New Year follows shortly after in January or February and is the country's most important holiday. Like Christmas, it is a time to return to your family home or hometown, and shower loved ones with gifts. For some of China's 120 million migrant workers it is the only time of the year they will have to spend with their parents and children. Read more

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

EcoWaste steps up drive vs toxic toys in Baclaran

MANILA, Dec. 6 (PNA) -- EcoWaste Coalition Tuesday set up the first free "Toy Check-Up Tent" outside the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran, Parañaque City In a bid to reach out to grassroots consumers about the chemical hazards in some toys being sold in the market amid the pre-Christmas shopping spree. Read more

Monday, 21 November 2011

32 of 50 Christmas gift items tested positive with toxic chemicals

MANILA, Philippines -- Popular Christmas gift items such as painted toys, glasses, and mugs tested positive with nasty chemicals known for damaging a child’s brain and future. “This is the outrageous truth that we have discovered after subjecting 50 product samples to chemical analysis,” said Thony Dizon, coordinator of the EcoWaste Coalition’s Project Protect. Read more