10 21 2014
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Loopholes Found in Toy Safety Laws

Shortly after issuing the 24th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report, the authors got a call from the lawyers representing Fast Forward New York, a manufacturer.
The Elmo Lunch Bag, which contains an excess of the plastic-softening chemical diisodecyl phthalate, is not a toy, said the lawyers. Therefore, it is not subject to the phthalate regulations of children's toys...


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Uncle Remus Museum Tackles Race Issues

ATLANTA (AP) -- Curtis Richardson hops around the front parlor of the 140-year-old Wren's Nest house, animatedly recounting the enchanting tales of Brer Rabbit and Brer Wolf. Down the hall in an office sits Joel Chandler Harris' great-great-great grandson, Lain Shakespeare, a spunky 26-year-old who took over the failing museum three years ago and revived it from near closure using social networking Web sites Twitter and Facebook and a blog.


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