Saturday: Udall to Discuss Toy Safety

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  • Udall, CPSC, UNM to provide tips to help parents avoid hazards, keep kids safe during the holidays

ALBUQUERQUE – As the holiday shopping season begins, parents across New Mexico will head to the stores to buy children’s gifts. Saturday, Nov. 30, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will hold an informational news conference at UNM Children’s Hospital to announce tips that will help parents ensure the toys they buy are safe for their kids. Joining Udall at the event will be Commissioner Marietta Robinson of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dr. Loretta Cordova de Ortega, chairwoman of Pediatrics at UNM Hospitals.

New Mexico families will spend millions of dollars on holiday gifts this season, including toys. Udall, a former N.M. Attorney General and current chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee overseeing the CPSC, has long championed consumer awareness and safety, including strict limits on dangerous substances in toys, such as lead and phthalates. During the news conference, Udall and CPSC’s Robinson will discuss progress that has been made to keep toys safe, particularly those manufactured overseas. Dr. Cordova de Ortega will join them to talk about holiday toy hazards and provide advice on how to help parents avoid toy-related accidents.

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