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Dear Reader,

When you walk into your kid's favorite store, you may see empty shelves studded with recall notices. Millions of common toys by trusted manufacturers tested positive for hazardous lead, and now they've been recalled--from Sesame Street's Elmo and Dora the Explorer to the lead recently discovered by Consumer Reports in a toy doctor kit. Please help Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, eliminate unsafe imports before they arrive on your store shelves. Tell Congress to act now at www.NotInMyCart.org.


Don Hazen
Executive Editor, AlterNet.org
 

Dear Friend,

Not In My Cart!

Help keep hazardous products out of our country and off our shelves.

Urge Congress to act now, before anyone else gets sick or hurt.

Send Your Letter

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The holiday shopping season will begin in just a few weeks, yet we still have a long way to go before we can trust the safety of the products on our stores' shelves.

Congress has taken some first steps but it won't be easy to get real protections through Congress quickly.

Will you join Consumers Union in holding Congress' feet to the fire?

Send a message urging your members of Congress to strengthen product safety and import laws now, before anyone else gets hurt.

Hazardous products continue to flood the American marketplace. First it was poisoned pet food, then contaminated catfish, and a host of lead-laden toys including Elmo and Dora the Explorer dolls, Thomas the Tank engines, and Winnie the Pooh play sets!

More than 20 million children's toys have been recalled this year, alone! Many more dangerous, imported products may be sitting on store shelves around the country right now. But will they be caught before they are bought?

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The dangerous combination of lax safety regulations, a lack of enforcement, and a shortage of federal inspectors can only result in more recalls.

That is why we're launching NotInMyCart.org -- a new campaign to protect all of us from toxic food and hazardous consumer products.

Click here to join us in sending a message urging Congress to keep Americans safe this holiday season.

Once you've sent your letter, please forward this email to your friends and family and ask them to join you and thousands of others!

Thank you for your help in protecting consumers from these dangerous products.

Best,

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Jean Halloran
Project Director, Not In My Cart.org
A project of Consumers Union of the U.S.
101 Truman Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10703

Consumers Union of the U.S. is the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, working for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all. To learn more, please visit http://www.ConsumersUnion.org.

 

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