Think Toy Safety

1974: The Consumer Product Safety Commission had to destroy eighty thousand buttons it had printed urging people to "think toy safety" after the buttons themselves were deemed unsafe.

The problems with the buttons included sharp edges, lead-based paint, and pins that could be swallowed by children.

Digging deeper into the story, the irony lessens somewhat. It turns out that the problems were identified by the Commission itself because it had followed its own advice and tested the buttons before distributing them.

York Daily Record - Nov 16, 1974

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jun 02, 2021
     Category: Toys | Regulations | 1970s

In that picture, it is the clip part that would worry me as the first thing a child would break off and ingest.
Posted by KDP on 06/02/21 at 05:41 PM
Every time I see something about toy safety, I think of that old SNL
sketch with Dan Ackroyd and Candice Bergen that they show every Christmas.
Posted by Brian on 06/03/21 at 03:39 PM
"Consumer Probe", with Candice Bergen interviewing Irwin Mainway:
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/04/21 at 10:46 AM
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