Fall 2013 product survey results released

Chemical hazards found in kitchen, exercise equipment, jewelry, consumer electronics, building and outdoor products

Some retailers responding, others remain silent

November 15, 2013 —  In the last few months HealthyStuff.org has conducted an informal study of a wide variety products types with a goal of assessing what hazards are still out there in the marketplace. We've analyzed 150 products for lead and metals, hazardous flame retardants and phthtalate plasticizers. What we found is that products with chemical hazards are still scattered throughout the economy, in a wide variety of types of products. We found cooking utensils with brominate flame retardants, lead in jewelry and hazardous plasticizers in flooring and exercise equipment. All of this show we still have work to do.

The good news is we now have major retailers, including Walmart and Target, stepping forward with proactive policies to address many of these chemical hazards. The bad news is we still have most retailers without publicly announced, proactive policies eliminate chemical hazards from the products they sell.

That’s where you come in. We believe that retailers and manufacturers should disclose the chemical composition and hazards of the products they sell. You can take action now and tell retailers you want chemical hazard disclosure and for them eliminate the worse of known hazards now.

 

Product Highlights

 

Red Belt with silver studs - nobo No Boundaries

Turquoise Stone and Leaf Ear Cuff - Icing

Slotted Turner - Cooking Concepts

Men’s Xtrainer Cross-Training Gloves - GoFit.net

Published on November 15, 2013

Sample Listing

100 Full Cover Nails
low
2 Pack Storage Boxes
none
2-Pocket Portfolio with Prongs
low
3 Piece Set Bag
high
3LB Dumbbells
high
7ft Garland Jumprope
high
8 ct metallic beads
high
Abalone, Wood and Shiny Beads Chain Link Necklace
medium
Adjustable Speed Jump Rope
high
Airbrush Nails
high
Bath Toys (Yellow Ducks)
high
Belted Bag (Black)
high
Best Friends Beaded Cord Bracelet
high
BFF Necklace Set 2 Pack
medium
Body Ball-65 cm
high
Bracelets Pink 3 Pack
high
Bright Love Stud Earrings Set of 9
high
C9 Flat Resistance Band Set
low
C9 Squeeze Fitness Bottle
none
Card Coin Bag (Black)
high
Cereal Bowl
none
Chair
high
Checkbook (Pink)
high
Claire's Big Sister Little Sister Necklace
medium
Claire's Club Charm Bracelet
medium
Claire's Club Pearl Necklace
medium
Classic Grip Yoga Mat
high
Color Change Sticker Nails
low
Comfort Grip
high
Contoured Changing Pad
high
Core Performer
high
Crib and Toddler Bed Mattresses
high
Croco Collection (Storm)
high
Crystal Gem Stretch Bracelet
high
Crystal, Bow and Carved Rose Ear Cuff and Chain Set of 3
high
Design your own Mug
low
Designer Diaper Changer Kit
high
Eco-Smart Yoga Mat
high
Eiffel Tower Best Friends Pendant Necklace
medium
Eiffel Tower Mood Pendant Necklace
medium
Everlasting French Toe Nail
low
Fashion 3D Nail Appliques
high
Fashion Diva
low
Fashion Earrings Dangle GLD (Turquiose)
medium
Fashion Necklace Fashion GLD Acrylic (Purple)
medium
Flower Gem & Crystal Drop Earrings
high
Free Designer ID Wristlet
high
Girl's Flip Flop (Green)
high
Girlie Nails
high
Gold Variety Bangles
high
Grip Block
low
Hello Kitty Halloween Printed T-Shirt
high
Hello Kitty - Coin Bag
high
Hello Kitty 2-Piece Camp Combo
high
Hello Kitty Chain Necklace
medium
Hello Kitty Glitter Flowers Charm Bracelet
medium
Hello Kitty Scented Press on Nails
low
Home Depot Folding Bag Chair
medium
Hooded Poncho (Green)
low
Ice Cube Tray
low
Justin Bieber Boyfriend Necklace
medium
Kids Poncho (Blue)
low
Kids Poncho (Pink)
low
Ladle
none
LED night-light
low
Little Black Purse (with hearts and stars)
high
Live Love Laugh Necklaces
medium
Lock on Love Charms Anklet
high
Magnetic Paper Clips
high
Mainstream Ivy - THS
low
Mardi Gras Bead Necklace
low
Measuring Cup & Spoon Set
low
Mechanical Pencils
low
Media Case Blue (With mustache)
high
Men's Xtrainer Cross-Training Gloves
high
Mesh Bow Pendant Necklace
medium
Multi Heart Glitter Wallet
high
Multi Strand Beaded Chain Necklace-Black
medium
Nail Art Printed Strips
high
Nail Dress
high
Nail Polish Stickers
high
Nature Lover Charms Pendant Necklace
high
Necklace Pink
high
Necklace-Earrings Set (Black and Silver)
none
Oscillating Sprinkler
high
Over the Ear Earphones
high
Paris Charm Statement Necklace
high
Pear Shaped Earrings with Stone
medium
Pearl Necklace and Pink Oval Bead Necklace
high
Pencil Pouch
high
Perfect Core Ball 65
high
Perfect Core Ball 75
high
Powertube-50 lbs
high
Printed Yoga Mat-5mm
high
Quilted Crib Pad
low
Red Belt with silver studs
high
Red T-Shirt with Cross Design
high
Return to One Direction Pendant Necklace
medium
Rhinestone Sideways Cross Bead Bracelet
high
Romantic Charm Ear Cuff
high

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