A toy maker and various retailers were sued after a California asbestos awareness group stated that one of their toys, the “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” toy kit, contained asbestos. The toy is based off of the popular television show and includes a toy version of a crime scene kit.
The awareness group alleges that tests show large amounts of tremolite asbestos, the most deadly form of asbestos, in the fingerprint powder dust of the toy. The group claims that the manufacturer and several retailers failed to properly warn the public about the hazardous material found in the toy, as required by law.
Although the toy was pulled from shelves, the manufacturer and retailers have not been able to duplicate the awareness group’s findings in studies. Until the matter is settled, the toy remains off of the shelf.
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