At Wal-Mart, we want you to feel comfortable giving the gifts that children love to receive. To ensure that our products are both enjoyable and safe, we have taken additional steps this year for toy safety. Wal-Mart's Toy Safety Net Program Wal-Mart has heard parents’ concerns over recent recalls and is committed to playing an active role in improving toy industry standards. As your advocate, we’re working hard to get everyone in the toy industry involved and doing their part to improve standards. Last August, we launched our Toy Safety Net program to enhance ongoing safety efforts and provide reassurance to our customers.
The program includes:
More checking: Wal-Mart has asked all toy suppliers to submit recent testing documentation for toys currently on Wal-Mart shelves or on their way to stores.
Increased product testing: Wal-Mart secured testing capacity at independent labs to test for lead in product surface coating, magnets and removable parts on toys that could end up in a child's mouth. More than 12,000 products have passed multiple tests, by both suppliers and Wal-Mart, and testing will continue beyond this holiday season.
Greater industry involvement: Wal-Mart is participating in discussions with toy industry organizations, Congress and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding proposed legislation to increase toy safety. We want to provide our knowledge and counsel, share our findings, and work together in hopes new legislation will bring about new safety standards and abilities to act quickly for children's safety.
Larger selection: Wal-Mart has asked suppliers to look for additional opportunities to buy products made in North America and has ordered more North American-made toys for our customers.
For More Information If you have questions about specific toys, recalls, or about product safety issues, you may also visit one of the following sites.