Asbestos found in Playskool crayons, according to advocacy group
The brand is sold on Amazon and at Dollar Tree
ROANOKE, Va. – A popular crayon brand was found to have harmful levels of asbestos, according to a consumer advocacy group.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, or U.S. PIRG, found that the 36-count pack of Playskool crayons sold at Dollar Tree and Amazon had high levels of asbestos.
According to the U.S. PIRG website, "Asbestos is a known carcinogen and can lead to serious health conditions, including lung cancer and mesothelioma."
U.S. PIRG publishes an annual report on toy safety and has been around since 1970.