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‘Beware of toxic toys sold in Manila’

Not all toys are safe for children to play with, according to EcoWaste Coalition. Contributed photos

Playing traditional Filipino games may put your child at risk as some of the toys sold in Divisoria, Manila, have been found to contain high levels of harmful chemicals.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Who shot Santa? Pellet gun hits man in red suit in Washington


A man dressed as Santa Claus was recovering after being shot in the back with a pellet gun Tuesday at a toy giveaway in Washington.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan agency offers travel for your teddy bear


Unable to get to that must-see tourist site but can’t bear for your teddy to miss out? Then Japan has just the thing for you — a travel agency that takes stuffed toys on package tours and even provides the holiday snaps to prove it.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CCPO sends toys to Zamboanga

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) sent assorted toys to Zamboanga City Wednesday last week for the children affected by the gun battle between government forces and Moro National Liberation Front rebels. The toys were collected by the CCPO through its “Laruan ko Alay sa Iyo” toy-raising activity organized by the Police Community Relations (PCR). [...]

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Labels on toys now a law

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER file photo

President Aquino has enacted a law mandating labels on toys and games to protect children from potential health hazards.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Toys sold near public schools found with toxic chemicals

TOXIC TOYS BUSTER. US scientist Joseph DiGangi shows how an X-ray fluorescence analyzer is used to test the toxicity level of toys as children play with safer toys on Wednesday’s presscon by Ecowaste Coalition in Manila. It found 30 percent of 200 local and imported toys was positive for at least one toxic metal above levels of concern. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Some marbles, spin tops, action figures and other kiddie toys being sold near elementary schools in Metro Manila apparently contain toxic chemicals, too.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Fetus toys raise alarm in Bulacan

Some of the controversial toys that depict fetuses that end up in the hands of children in Bulacan. CARMELA REYES-ESTROPE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Authorities are investigating the sale here of a “fetus toy,” which children buy from a local store.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Parents told to shun ‘preggy’ dolls


Don’t buy those “preggy” dolls. The Department of Health on Friday warned parents against buying “pregnant’ dolls as gifts for their children this Christmas.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Chick brick


I have played with Lego bricks since childhood, and have passed them on to my son.

Posted: May 13th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Buyers urged to check labels on toys before purchase

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje: Nixed anew. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje advised shoppers to avoid buying toys and other gift items without proper labeling as these may contain toxic or hazardous chemicals.

Posted: December 17th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Toxics watchdog puts up toy checkup stall


An environmental watchdog has set up a stall at Baclaran in Parañaque City to warn the public against the dangers of buying cheap, unlabeled toys as giveaways for the holidays, saying these may contain toxic materials.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOH urges public to monitor presence of toxic toys

HEALTH authorities yesterday warned parents not to buy cheap toys that contain high levels of toxic paints and chemicals.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

News Briefs

A HOUSE resolution filed by Rep. Luis Gabriel Quisumbing of Cebu’s 6th district called for an inquiry into the presence of cheap toys and accessories in the market that contain toxic amounts of lead and cadmium.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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