Keep Asbestos Away From Our Children!

Recent tests by an independent, government-certified laboratory have found deadly asbestos fibers in several brands of children’s crayons and toy crime scene investigation kits.

The tests found asbestos in four samples of crayons, most of them sold under the names of popular children’s characters including Mickey Mouse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers. Asbestos was also found in the fingerprinting powder of two kids’ crime scene kits.

These products are currently being sold to children nationwide by major retailers including Toys R Us, Party City, Dollar Tree and online retailers such as

No one should be exposed to this dangerous substance, especially not children who are most at risk for developing mesothelioma, a deadly lung disease that is only caused by asbestos.

Stand with EWG Action Fund today: Sign the petition and demand that Toys R Us, Party City*, Dollar Tree and online retailers such as stop selling and permanently remove these asbestos-contaminated children’s products immediately.

*UPDATE 7/15/15: Party City tweeted to EWG Action Fund on July 15, 2015 with the following statement: “@AsbestosNation We are removing the merchandise from stores & are dedicated to maintaining high quality & safety levels in products.”