NPR Tests A Toy Safety Text Message Service

NPR went to a local Walmart to test a new toy safety search that works via text message, and while the shoppers there were definitely interested in being able to retrieve chemical test results right there in the store—the service didn’t work very well in practice.

Ultimately, one of NPR’s shoppers decided to just buy some fuzzy toys. No paint, no lead. Right?

Holiday Shoppers Weigh In on Toy Safety Service [NPR]