Tell Graco to Stop Using Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Baby Products
  • Adressée à Graco Children's Products Inc. President Kristie Juster

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Graco Children's Products Inc. President Kristie Juster

Tell Graco to Stop Using Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Baby Products

    1. Sara Snow
    2. Pétition de

      Sara Snow

      Indianapolis, IN

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juillet 2012

Victoire

After nearly 4,000 people signed Sara Snow's Change.org petition, Graco announced the company's new commitment to banning and monitoring hazardous flame retardants in children’s products, including cancer-causing Tris and Firemaster 550.

Sara Snow, who has been working with Healthy Child Healthy World and the Ecology Center on this campaign, said in response to the announcement, "Together we applaud Graco Children’s Products, Inc. for taking critically important steps to make their products safer for children by phasing out these toxic chemicals from their products," Sara said. "At the same time, we challenge Graco to take additional steps to become an industry leader by implementing a system to assure that safer alternatives are used."

"Thanks to everyone who signed the petition, we no longer need to be concerned that Graco products contain four of the most toxic flame retardant chemicals," Sara said. "And that’s a victory we should all savor! "

 

My name is Sara Snow, and I’m writing to you as a concerned mother and green living advocate who is concerned that toxic chemical flame retardants found in baby products are putting our kids’ health at risk. I’m asking you to join me in petitioning Graco to stop using cancer-causing flame retardant chemicals in baby products.

I’m no stranger to green living. My parents, who were natural food pioneers in the 1970s and founded Eden Foods, taught me about the importance of healthy living and organic foods.

But during my pregnancy, I became even more aware that eating healthy wasn’t enough. Working with Healthy Child Healthy World, I learned there are toxic chemicals all around us - in our cleaning products, our lotions, even in the mattresses we might sleep on. It blew my mind to learn that toxic flame retardants are in the foam of so many of the products where babies spend so much of their time: strollers, car seats, nursing pillows, and more.

I strongly believe no mother should have to wake up and realize that she bought, or was given, the wrong item. And that the very thing she thought was keeping her baby safe, is in reality harming her child’s health.

Recent tests have found chlorinated Tris, a probable carcinogen that was voluntarily removed from children’s pajamas in the 1970s, in Graco car seats, booster seats, and strollers.

California recently added chlorinated Tris to their list of probable carcinogens. Now, new research suggests that beyond its potential cancer-causing properties, the chemical may also be harmful to the nervous system.

What’s even crazier is that studies show the toxic chemicals added to these baby products do not provide any fire safety benefit. Which means that our kids are being exposed to harmful chemicals in baby products that don’t even significantly slow fires.

Some manufacturers have already found alternatives to using Tris andhalogenated flame retardants. But, unfortunately, not Graco. Not yet anyway.

Please join me in asking Graco to protect babies and young children from fires without using cancer-causing chemicals. Tell Graco to use the least toxic materials for their baby products and refuse to use foam that contains halogenated flame retardants.

Please sign my petition to Graco Children's Products Inc. President Kristie Juster.

 

Signatures récentes

    Informations

    1. WE DECLARE VICTORY! Graco heard your concerns, responded with positive news

      Sara Snow
      par Sara Snow
      Organisateur de la pétition

      Graco clarified that they have committed to ban and monitor hazardous flame retardants that have been used in children’s products, including cancer-causing Tris and Firemaster 550. [See the full list of banned chemicals at SaraSnow.com] I learned this during personal conversations I’ve had with them and partner organizations Healthy Child Healthy World & the Ecology Center, since starting this petition.
      Together we applaud Graco Children’s Products, Inc. for taking critically important steps to make their products safer for children by phasing out these toxic chemicals from their products.
      At the same time, we challenge Graco to take additional steps to become an industry leader by implementing a system to assure that safer alternatives are used.
      Join us! Send an email message to Graco’s CEO, Kristie Juster today.
      Thanks to you, we no longer need to be concerned that Graco products contain four of the most toxic flame retardant chemicals. And that’s a victory we should all savor!

    2. 3 000 signatures récoltées
    3. Thank you for helping us get to 1000!

      Sara Snow
      par Sara Snow
      Organisateur de la pétition

      Please share this link so we can reach 5000 signatures in the next week!

    4. 1 000 signatures récoltées
    5. 200 signatures reached!

      Sara Snow
      par Sara Snow
      Organisateur de la pétition

      My goal is in the thousands but 200+ isn't bad for just 24 hours. Help spread the word!

    6. 200 signatures récoltées

    signataires

    • Scott Lasky DEMAREST, NJ
      • il y a presque 2 ans

      Toxic flame retardants are a sham and cause a great deal more harm than good. Graco should lead the way and remove them from all of their products.

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    • Jessica Alkassar DRACUT, MA
      • il y a environ 2 ans

      Children shouldn't have to worry about getting cancer using Graco products

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    • Eileen Broas MIAMI, FL
      • il y a environ 2 ans

      I'm not this is a stupid petition stop buying Graco products if they contain dangerous chemicals

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    • cana erdem MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • il y a environ 2 ans

      I am a Mother and it really frustrates and upsets me when I know the big companies do not care and put harmful chemicals in baby products. Really! who are these people making and implementing these not humanly decisions and putting it in the baby, kid products! I just can't believe it. Not only they are putting these chemicals on the products but also not be open about them. At least label it right so that I KNOW! I want this to come to an end. Thank you Sara for leading this petition. I strongly support your cause! Thank you!

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    • Sarah Anne Brauner FORT WORTH, TX
      • il y a environ 2 ans

      New parents already have enough on their shoulders...

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