toxic toys

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is backing a petition to ban certain toxic materials from children's toys (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Gillibrand Throws Support Behind Petition To Ban Toxic Chemicals In Toys

Standing in front of a table filled with popular name brand toys, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says there are hidden dangers.

12/14/2014

The New York Public Interest Research Group says toys like these can present choking hazards or may be toxic. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Gillibrand Joins Advocacy Group For Release Of Dangerous Toy List

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) joined an advocacy group Sunday to call for new regulations to protect children from toxic toys.

12/08/2013

FILE - Dora The Explorer Toy (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Five Arrested For Importing, Selling Toxic Toys

In addition to the hazardous toys, authorities said the five Queens residents also imported and sold knock-offs of toys featuring popular characters including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Mickey Mouse.

02/06/2013