Thursday, July 31, 2008

US Congress engagement to Prohibit Toxins in Children's Products

Recently, US Congressional negotiators agreed to a ban on a family of toxins found in children's products. Specifically, the legislation was aimed to ban three types of phthalates from children's toys and to outlaw three other phthalates from products pending an extensive study of their health effects in children and pregnant women and would ban the use of lead in children's products.

The ban would virtually take effect in six months time.

Without discounting the familiar dirty lobbying in our national legislature and the anticipated wails of protestations from chemical industries, in that, we can only hope, that the force of the measure can take effect in due time.

The legislative measure, if being pushed through, would really have major implications for the U.S. consumers, whose homes probably are filled with hundreds of plastic wares designed for children that may be causing dangerous health effects. More so, it would become a major victory to parents and health experts who have been loudly insistent for the government to remove harmful toxins from toys.

For then, as I previously said, we just keep our fingers crossed to the life of the measure, and continue to be hopefuls for its ultimate passage and enforcement. We will leave the issue to the legislators.

For now, what we can do as consumers is to wait for the outcome of the measure and keep ourselves abreast with the necessary legal knowledge about product liability, in its fundamental bearings and the necessary claims covered in its mantle.

This is completely relevant, as at anytime of the day, we may use or consume products that for all we know may bring harmful effects on our health. Thus, knowing our legal rights is worthwhile endeavor for us especially nowadays where the issue on product recalls and chemical component ban on products are on high.

For these respects, you can take any available on-line tips and pertinent articles relating to product liability from various sources and avenues or for personal clarifications, to a Product Liability Lawyer.