Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 28 2008
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna today urged members of Congress to adopt legislation that would increase the ability of state attorneys general to protect consumers from lead-tainted products ...
Mar 05 2008
Some 25 million toys were recalled last year due to high lead content and other safety problems. Now, the Consumer Product Safety Commission hopes to intercept many of those toys and other potentially hazardous goods before they reach store shelves ...
Dec 04 2007
The Washington Toxics Coalition, a nationwide coalition of environment groups, is scheduled to launch a new database Wednesday to inform parents about hazardous toys ...
Nov 01 2007
Who can possibly keep up with all the recent product recalls? It was big news when manufacturers recently recalled millions of toys because of toxic lead paint and when animals started dying because of tainted...
Oct 26 2007
A fix is available for recalled Simplicity and Graco cribs. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Simplicity will provide consumers with a repair kit. We blogged last month...
Oct 22 2007
Following reports of excessive lead in children's and pets' toys, parents are likely to turn to lead test kits that they can use at home.  But the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says these tests...
Oct 12 2007
Ladies, you may be licking lead. More than half of 33 brand-name lipsticks tested contained detectable levels of lead, with levels ranging from 0.03 to 0.65 parts per million (ppm), according to new product...
Sep 21 2007
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of 1 million cribs made by Simplicity, Inc., that feature the Simplicity and Graco brands. The drop-side in some cribs can...
Aug 24 2007
Here's an update to our previous warning about recalled tires from China. Check your SUV, pickup or van to see if you have Westlake, Compass or YKS tires. If so, you may be driving on potentially unsafe...
Aug 23 2007
More batches of Chinese-made toys are being recalled because of excessive lead content. The recalled items include SpongeBob SquarePants journals, as well as spinning tops and pails featuring Thomas and...

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