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02/14/08 - Washington, D.C.

Retailers Empty Aisles Of Toys Made With PVC

Examples of toys made with PVC. Examples of toys made with PVC.

It's called PVC or polyvinyl cholride, and it's used in plastic to make many toys. Now, there are concerns that children who chew on toys with PVC could ingest dangerous chemicals - like lead or other toxic metals.


Now retailers like Walmart, Target and Sears are starting to get rid of toys and all products containing PVC.


Toys with PVC in the plastic are banned in Europe. Now many stores stateside are taking preventative action in hopes to stop any lawsuits.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

Information courtesy of KSLA, Shreveport La.

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