SAFETY ALERT: Are your children playing with deadly toys (


Yesterday I came across a website that identifies unhealthy toys and thought I’d pass it along. HealthyToys is a project of the Ecology Center, a nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. HealthyToys allows you to search for toys by name, brand or type. You can also see a list of the best and worst toys. The worst toy, for example, is the Brush Your Teeth! Robot due to high lead content. Here’s what the review of this toy looks like:



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Published or Updated: October 28, 2012
About Rob Berger

Rob founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.


  1. Thanks for the information! I’ll definitely be checking into some of my kids’ toys!

  2. Mrs. Micah says:

    I wonder how much damage a lead eye would do.

    At the same time, I don’t think children should be introduced to any lead, if possible. Even in “safe” quantities. It’s just not a risk I’d be willing to take.

    • DR says:

      Mrs. Micah, I agree. Life is already filled with enough danger and risk; there’s no need to bring it into our homes for our children to play with.

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