VIDEO: Chemical warning on goggles


TO THEIR STUDENTS. THE INTERMEDIATE CLASS STARTED TODAY. WHEN STUDENTS BUILD THEIR OWN DRONES THEY WILL BE ABLE TO COMPETE IN A COMPETITION IN NOVEMBER. THIS IS A POPULAR KIDS’ ITEM AND IT COULD CAUSE REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS. A VIEWER TIPPED US OFF TO THE STORY. THIS IS A FOX23 CONSUMER INVESTIGATION. MAYBE YOU HAVE PURCHASED THESE SWIM GOGGLES WITHOUT EVEN NOTICING THE WARNING ON THE BACK WHICH SAYS THAT IT CONTAINS A CHEMICAL THAT CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM. THESE THREE DOLLAR DISNEY PRINCESS GOGGLES LOOK PERFECT FOR 5-YEAR-OLD SAMANTHA UNTIL HER MOTHER FLIPPED THEM OVER AND SAW THIS WARNING. I WAS GOING TO BE PUTTING THIS CHEMICAL AROUND MY CHILDREN POT’ I’VE — CHILDREN’ EYEBALLS? THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT PUBLISHES A NEW LIST OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS EVERY YEAR. CHECK OUT THE MOST RECENT LIST, IT IS 22 PAGES LONG. THESE SWIM GOGGLES SAY THAT THEY ARE MADE IN CHINA BUT THE COMPANY, WHAT KIDS WANT, IS BASED IN CALIFORNIA. THE COMPANY FOUNDERS SAYS THAT THE CHEMICAL IS BPA AND THAT IT WAS JUST ADDED TO THE LIST AT THE END OF LAST YEAR. HE SAID THAT THERE IS NO EXPOSURE RISK. THEY SAY THEY DON’T BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE WARNING BUT THAT THEY DO SO OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION. YOU WILL SEE THIS WARNING POSTED AT POPULAR PLACES LIKE STARBUCKS AND DISNEYLAND. CRITICS SAY THAT IT IS OVERUSED. BUT IT DOES HAVE THIS MOM’ ATTENTION. IT IS ON THE LABEL. THAT’S ENOUGH FOR ME. Reporter: MOST OF THE MATERIALS ON THE LIST HAVE BEEN SAID TO NOT BE DANGEROUS ON EVERY DAY EXPOSURE LEVELS. WE HAVE A LINK TO THE OFFICE OF ADMIRE

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