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Trouble in Toyland 2020
FCAN releases the annual Trouble In Toyland report on dangerous toys.
Congresswoman Kathy Castor, a Child Safety Specialist from St. Joe's, and the author of the report will join the event.
Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN) today released the 2020 Trouble in Toyland report that has helped identify dangerous toys for 35 years. But according to FCAN Executive Director Susan McGrath, “2020 is unique because so many of us are at home because of COVID-19, children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards.”
“This has been an incredibly difficult year, and parents and caregivers are overwhelmed. Parents often trust that manufacturers and online vendors have tested toys for sale and are guaranteeing their safety. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, so parents need to be on guard,” said McGrath. “That’s why we’re issuing this report.”
Click here to download press release (Word)
Click here to download full report (PDF file 14 pages)
FCAN COVID-19 Emergency Response
The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for our country, threatening our health, wellbeing, and democracy. Now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.
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Press Release: Trouble in Toyland 2019.docx
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