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Category Press Release
Publish Date 11/17/2021
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Thousands of Toy Shaving Kits Recalled Due to Federal Phthalate Ban
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers consumer product and material testing services for phthalates and other regulated substances to help companies avoid costly product recalls and to protect the public.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, November 17th, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently posted information about the recall of over 13,000 children’s toy shaving kits. The products were sold nationwide in stores and online from July of 2020 through July of 2021.

The toys were manufactured in China and are being recalled because the brown trim of the shaving kit bags contains levels of a regulated phthalate that exceed the prohibition of specific phthalates. Banned phthalates are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled toy and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

“Exposure to elevated levels of phthalates is a concern for everyone, and this is especially true for children,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “The human health effects of various phthalate exposures are not completely understood, but some are strongly suspected to be endocrine disruptors. Federal regulations restrict their use in certain child care articles and toys since children can easily be exposed to these chemicals by chewing on items that contain them.”

Over the past several years there have been numerous products imported from China and other countries that have been recalled due to the presence of phthalates. Companies that import, distribute and retail products from overseas need to be aware of this and know that they can turn to the toy and consumer product testing experts at EMSL Analytical, Inc. With laboratories across the United States and Canada, EMSL offers testing for phthalates, lead, cadmium and other regulated substances.

To learn more about phthalates or other consumer product, environmental, health or safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.



About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products, and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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