11/21/2016 3:00:13 PM
SAINT PAUL – As Minnesotans prepare their holiday shopping lists, the Minnesota Commerce Department is reminding families to stay vigilant about the safety of toys and other products they buy for their children.
“We want kids to have fun with their toys and not be harmed by them,” said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, whose agency regulates toys and children’s products in the state. “As we work with businesses to keep dangerous products off the shelves, we also encourage parents to exercise care in their shopping to make sure kids have a safe and happy holiday season.”
Rothman noted that Minnesota law forbids the sale of any hazardous toy or children’s product, including any toy recalled for a safety-related reason by a federal agency or by the toy’s manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor or importer.
State law also bans retailers and manufacturers from selling certain children’s products, including children’s food containers, that contain the toxic chemicals formaldehyde or bisphenol-A (BPA).
The Minnesota Commerce Department offers some general tips to keep in mind when shopping for toys this holiday season:
More toy safety tips are available on the /commerce/consumers/your-home/protect/toy-safety/index.jspMinnesota Commerce Department website.
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