Protest of “toxic” Toy Story 3 toys
Are Buzz and Woody dangerous?
If you go to Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” movie in Seattle Saturday, plan on seeing environmental activists and parents handing out warning notices about toxic toys.
They’re concerned about a harmful poison they say is contained in some “Toy Story 3” toys that are sold at Toys R Us stores.
The demonstrators claim “independent product testing” in Ann Arbor, Michigan confirms that some merchandise is made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Products that tested positive include the Defender Buzz Lightyear figure, Bucket O Soldiers, Buzz and Woody figurines.
Activists with the Center for Health, Environment and Justice are asking the toy store chain to “End the Toxic Toy Story,” label PVC presence on all toys, and agree to a complete phase-out of the poison plastic within a clear and concrete timeframe.
They’ll be handing out flyers at movie theaters in 25 cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Toys R Us hasn’t gotten back to me yet with a comment on the group’s claims.