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Are there any materials other than lead I should be mindful of when looking for safe toys?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Aside from lead, there occasionally are other toxic substances that can be on toys and be harmful if enough substance is swallowed by a child (cadmium is a toxic substance that has been found in some toys).
For kids still putting toys in their mouths, it may be safest to buy toys that don't have metal parts or painted surfaces. Be sure toys have no parts that can come off and choke children.

In brief: Yes

Aside from lead, there occasionally are other toxic substances that can be on toys and be harmful if enough substance is swallowed by a child (cadmium is a toxic substance that has been found in some toys).
For kids still putting toys in their mouths, it may be safest to buy toys that don't have metal parts or painted surfaces. Be sure toys have no parts that can come off and choke children.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Small pieces/cadmium

The consumer site: www.
Cpsc.Gov has a wealth of information on product recalls & issues involving toys. Cadmium in the paint on various forms of children's jewelry coming out of china, was given a lot of attention the last two years along with lead.Concult the site for details.

In brief: Small pieces/cadmium

The consumer site: www.
Cpsc.Gov has a wealth of information on product recalls & issues involving toys. Cadmium in the paint on various forms of children's jewelry coming out of china, was given a lot of attention the last two years along with lead.Concult the site for details.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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