Tag: consumer product safety

Children Leather & Plastic Shoes: Pollutants, As Far As The Eye Can See! Part 1

Children Leather & Plastic Shoes: Pollutants, As Far As The Eye Can See! Part 1

MOST plastic and leather shoes for babies and children today contain cancer-causing chemicals, allergens and other toxins. It is a very sad truth. Because of the lack of regulations, anything goes and it’s very challenging to find a safer alternative when it comes to dressing our children’s feet. Summer time, babies and kids are even [...]

August 1, 2013 | 1 Comment More
What Do All The Marks and Symbols On Toy Packages Mean?

What Do All The Marks and Symbols On Toy Packages Mean?

Do you know what labels to look for when you purchase a toy for Christmas?  This article will help you! Toy safety symbols are located on the packaging of our babies and children’s toys, and sometimes on the toy as well. Have you ever wondered what they mean? We have! So we have done some [...]

December 15, 2011 | 3 Comments More
Crib Safety Checklists

Crib Safety Checklists

The following set of crib safety checklists comes from one of our respected Approved Vendors, Baby Eco Trends. We’d love to hear your thoughts and insights if you have any additional points to offer when looking for a safe and non-toxic sleeping environment for your baby. This summer, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission [...]

October 27, 2011 | 4 Comments More
Is Silicone Safe?

Is Silicone Safe?

We have received a couple questions from a reader who has some concerns with silicone.  We received these questions through facebook and would love it if you would become a facebook fan too! Is silicone safe? It seems like so many things are made with silicone. Are we going to find out in a year [...]

October 18, 2010 | 7 Comments More
Does BPA Leach From Glass Jarred Baby Food Lids?

Does BPA Leach From Glass Jarred Baby Food Lids?

We love receiving questions from parents inquiring on how to choose the safest alternatives available for their little miracles!  Recently, this question was asked through a facebook fan and would love it if you would become a facebook fan too! The question of concern from our facebook fan and reader we are addressing today: Can [...]

September 12, 2010 | 2 Comments More
The Media Doesn’t Want You To See This!

The Media Doesn’t Want You To See This!

Consuming Kids is an hour message that is incredibly eye-opening and positively influential!  This documentary helps us recognize who we are permitting to teach our children about values, where happiness comes from, and on what truly makes them important and worthy individuals.  I use to think that since my child didn’t watch cable television, she [...]

November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
CPSC Toy Safety Law Keeps Our Kids Safer, Keeping Phthalates Off The Shelves

CPSC Toy Safety Law Keeps Our Kids Safer, Keeping Phthalates Off The Shelves

If you have been a loyal reader of SAFbaby.com since the beginning of December, you have been part of our obsession with toy safety and the new toy safety regulations (which go into effect today.) Our post titled Are We The Dumping Ground for Toxic Toys? questioned the revision to the laws that were put [...]

February 10, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Investigating The True Story On Toxic Toys In America

Investigating The True Story On Toxic Toys In America

When we read Mark Schapiro’s comment in Mothering Magazine in the December issue regarding China manufacturing plants having 2 different assembly lines for the same toy, (one with the toxic substance phthalates permitted and made for sale in the USA, and the other assembly line safer, made for sale in Europe) we knew we had [...]

January 18, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Lead-Free, PVC-Free and Fire Retardant-Free Toy Manufacturers

Lead-Free, PVC-Free and Fire Retardant-Free Toy Manufacturers

The new American Standard Toy Safety Standard (ASTM-963) requires children toys to be phthalates free and contain none to very low levels of lead.   However, not all toxic substances are addressed in the ASTM-963 law. We at Safbaby.com looking for even safer standards, like 100% free of PVC, Lead and Fire retardants.  (The ASTM-F963 has [...]

January 5, 2009 | 28 Comments More
Find Out Why the New Product Safety Law (CPSIA) Will NOT Protect Your Child

Find Out Why the New Product Safety Law (CPSIA) Will NOT Protect Your Child

There is a big debate happening right now regarding the CPSIA’s new laws and regulations regarding toys that will be able to be manufactured after February 2009.  A debate AND a good amount of confusion on all the details. For the most part, if you are a small ‘Ma-n-Pa’ company or boutique making products for [...]

December 23, 2008 | 0 Comments More
SafBaby’s Holiday Gift List for 2008: Healthy Toys Kids Love!

SafBaby’s Holiday Gift List for 2008: Healthy Toys Kids Love!

We have literally been up to our ears in toy safety this season. We have reviewed so many toys with our toddlers testing them along side of us. We have interviewed experts in the toy safety world, and we have been interviewed for our thoughts too! We have put a serious filter (to say the [...]

November 22, 2008 | 4 Comments More
Helping To Make Safe Toy Shopping Easier This Christmas

Helping To Make Safe Toy Shopping Easier This Christmas

“I’m writing about the challenge of finding safe toys for Christmas. Have you found it’s any easier to find safe toys, now that Congress passed the CPSC law? It doesn’t take effect until February, so I’m wondering if parents can shop with confidence, or if they still have to be careful, checking out each individual [...]

November 17, 2008 | 2 Comments More

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