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Asbestos detected in Playskool crayons

8 Aug 2018 by under News

crayons asbestos image courtesy ACCC 100x100 Asbestos detected in Playskool crayonsCrayons are a necessary item on elementary school supply lists. But parents may want to avoid buying brand crayons, sold at Dollar Tree, because recent testing revealed they may contain trace amounts of the carcinogen asbestos.

Testing of toys and school supplies by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in 2015 found that many major brands of crayons – including Rose Art and Crayola – contain trace amounts of fibers. Since then, most brands have reformulated their crayons to eliminate . But recent tests revealed that Playskool brand crayons still contained trace amounts of the toxic fibers. (more…)