Site, SMS Short Code Created for Mobile Checks for Lead, Product Safety

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) has released its latest report, Trouble in Toyland: The 25th Annual Survey of Toy Safety. The report is something parents should look at as they rush out on Black Friday to gather bargains. What about if you are already at a store? How do you protect your children? has help for you. It's a site with Flash widgets that show you both overall safety concern for products and lead only concern. That works for devices that support Flash (such as Android 2.2 devices), but for others, such as iPhone and older versions of Android, there is a mobile site.

If you do not have a smartphone, you are not out of luck. You can SMS an inquiry, using a keyword, followed by the name and/or brand of a product that you wish information on to the number 30644. You can also refine the query by adding the year the product was made (for example “toys 2009 barbie”). Lead check may not be available for some product types, the site adds.

Keywords Healthy Stuff Department Example(s)
cars Cars cars ford focus
clothes Apparel and Accessories clothes red wallet
pets Pets pets tennis balls
kids Children’s Products kids britax
toys Toys toys fisher-price low
This isn't just something you can do on Black Friday. You can use this service every day.