Michael Schade

Backpacks that may contain phthalates, as shown at a news conference held by Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Issues Safety Warning On Many Back-To-School Items

As many families do their back to school shopping, Sen. Charles Schumer warned consumers about products he said are laden with potentially harmful chemicals. Sen. Schumer is pushing for Congress to pass the Safe Chemical Act to require manufacturers to prove the safety of the chemicals in their products that are used by children.