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ron grattini

Its a shame that the consumer is not knowledgeable of the strenuous testing that the toy industry is put through. The blame must be shared by the industry itself. Any product developer can relate stories of frustration bringing a product to market only to have it held up by the testing labs. Almost all the toy companies i knew of never compromised their commitment to safty. Its a shame that someone like PIRG does exactly that for their own agenda.

Al Kaufman

More of the usual nonsense from PIRG-most of the items in the report are not toys, so even the title of the report (as alliterative as it may be) is disingenuous. In addition, PIRG continues to use a lab not accredited for many of the tests conducted, uses non-standard test methods, and refuses to disclose exactly how it tested products. A comprehensive review of the PIRG reports issued for a number of years ending in 2014 reveals that not one toy was the subject of regulatory action by CPSC as a result of these reports-an abysmally poor success rate. Clearly, PIRG is more interested in generating headlines that mislead and alarm than it is in truly advancing the state of toy safety.

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