Kudos to Amazon.com
Amazon.com has taken a principled stand, putting the health of America’s children before profits. Thank you, Amazon, for promptly removing the potentially dangerous "CSI fingerprinting kit" from your online store.
Parental vigilance is crucial in choosing toys for children. Asbestos is not the only problem that has been found in children’s toys. Toys have also been recalled because of choking hazards or because they contain lead-based paint. Even toys that have been removed from store shelves may still be available online. Parents should stick with reputable companies and always buy age and developmentally appropriate toys made of nontoxic materials.
Be particularly careful buying toys through resale shops or yard sales, or under any circumstances when you cannot examine the original packaging. Before you buy anything, go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and check the recall list. HealthyToys.org has done independent testing and posts their results for more than 1,500 toys and children’s products on their site.
In particular, see their "Take Action" page on steps that you can take to ensure that children in your community stay safe. If readers find the CSI kit or other asbestos-containing toys offered online, please let us know and we will do our best to get them removed.