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Remove CSI Toy with Asbestos from Shelves

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Environmental Working Group

Author(s): Richard Wiles

Topic: Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)

Keywords: asbestos; toy; children

Type: Report


Attn Mr. DeLuca/Mr. Kaufman:
We are writing to ask that you immediately remove from sale all Planet Toys’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation™ Fingerprint Examination Kits due to recent test results finding dangerous levels of asbestos in powders contained in some sample kits. We fully recognize that retailers are not responsible for contamination in products like this. But at the same time, retailers are uniquely positioned to take quick, proactive steps to protect the public from hazardous consumer products. The CSI kits should be kept off the shelves until further tests of a representative sample of the product, using the most sensitive methods available, can validate the initial test results.