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Toys "R" Us announces tougher standards

February 15, 2008 8:25:21 AM PST
Toys "R" Us will soon have stricter safety standards for the products it sells in its more than 1,500 stores.Starting March 1, the Wayne-based toy retailer is setting a much tighter standard for the amount of lead allowed in toys made just for the chain.

It's also barring two chemicals that have raised safety concerns in products for infants and young children.

By the end of the year, there also won't be nickel-cadmium batteries in Toys "R" Us products - a move meant to help the environment.

The company says the changes should meet or exceed new federal standards expected from Congress.

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