Via TMW I've learned that Consumers Union has an advocacy campaign for toy safety. They want inspections funded and they want a real inspection program.
Of course I signed up immediately. They generate email to senators and file names.
Kmart's lead jewelry was the most recent episode I've commented on. It's only one of many such.
Highly recommended, though of course what we really need is to get the GOP out of the government.
Be sure to use your spam email (for me that's a Yahoo account). I don't trust CU not to spam me.
Next they can tackle generic drug quality. Our son uses a medication which recently came to use with an unusual scent and a somewhat different appearance. It's produced by a Spanish chemical/pharmaceutical vendor that obtains products from "Asia" (meaning China).
We're not giving him any more until we check this out.
I remember a time when it would never have occurred to us to worry.
Sign the toy petition. Mostly, though, don't forget we need a different government.