- A yellow “Tweety Bird” raincoat found to have 574 ppm of lead
- A yellow student raincoat with 243 ppm of lead
- A yellow “Winnie the Pooh” raincoat with 217 ppm of lead
- Another brand of yellow “Tweety Bird” raincoat with 190 ppm of lead
- A blue “Mickey Mouse” raincoat with 164 ppm of lead
Dizon noted that children are “more vulnerable to environmental toxins because they breathe more air, eat more food and drink more water, and are often exposed to harmful substances resulting from their usual hand-to-mouth activities, and because their vital organs and systems are still developing.”
EcoWaste urged parnets to “look for non-PVC rain gears such as those made from alternative rain-repulsing materials with least toxic components.”
- Phase out lead and other toxic chemicals in the production process and shift to safer ingredients.
- Disclose chemical content information of their product as a condition for sale.
- Respect the consumers’ “right to know” about chemicals in products, including the provision of complete and truthful labeling to promote consumer choice.