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EcoWaste seeks recall of kiddie sunglasses tainted with lead


An environment and consumer safety watch group sought the recall of an imported brand of kiddie sunglasses from the local market after it was found to contain high levels of toxic lead.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Parents warned against lead-tainted kiddie chairs


A consumer safety group has cautioned parents to watch where their children sit after it detected high levels of lead in the paint used on kiddie chairs.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Surprise! 25 lead-free toys found in Divisoria

Samples of brightly colored wooden toys bought from vendors in Divisoria appear to be safe for children to play with as these do not seem to contain lead, according to a toxics watch group.  LYN RILLON

How’s this for a nice change? It’s possible to have lead-free toys, toxics watch group EcoWaste Coalition said on Sunday after it found 25 wooden toys that do not appear to contain the brain-damaging chemical.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

‘Shrilling chicken’ is cute but very dangerous, says toxic watch group

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A toxic watch group is seeking the removal from the local market of a Chinese-made plastic toy called “Shrilling Chicken” after two European countries banned its sale because of serious health and environmental risks.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mercury-tainted cosmetics sold in Metro Manila despite ban


A toxics watch group has warned the public against buying mercury-tainted whitening products allegedly imported from the United States, China, Japan and Taiwan and sold in Manila and Quezon City.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »