Special Report

Toxic Products Sold at Dollar Stores

Source: Courtesy of Dollar Tree

11. Cooking Concepts Cake Pan
> Retailer: Dollar Tree
> Brand/distributor: Cooking Concepts
> Chemicals of concern: BPA-based epoxy based non-stick coating

And while we’re on the topic, Dollar Tree’s Cooking Concepts nonstick cake pan is also coated with BPA.

Source: Courtesy of Family Dollar

12. Family Chef 10-Inch Fry Pan Nonstick
> Retailer: Family Dollar
> Brand/distributor: Family Chef
> Chemicals of concern: PTFE (PFAS) based nonstick coating

Sadly, when it comes to nonstick pans, BPA isn’t the only toxic offender. The 10-inch Family Chef nonstick frying pan sold at Family Dollar is coated with PTFE (PFAS), a long-lasting chemical that may be harmful to humans with prolonged exposure.

Source: Courtesy of eBay

13. Funny Teeth
> Retailer: Dollar Tree
> Brand/distributor: Joking Around, Green-brier International, Inc.
> Chemicals of concern: PVC components (>50% chlorine), DOTP plasticizer.

Your kid might want to goof off with these Funny Teeth from Dollar Tree, but they’re made with PVC compounds as well as DOTP plasticizer, which is safer than phthalate-based plasticizers but still requires further study.

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14. Kids Musical Toy Car
> Retailer: Dollar Tree
> Brand/distributor: Kidgets, Midwood Brands, LLC
> Chemicals of concern: 17.4% (174,000 ppm) lead in solder

This music-making toy car may be fun for very small children to play with, but it was also found to contain more than 17% lead in the solder.

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15. Vivitar Kidsafe Stereo Headphones
> Retailer: Family Dollar
> Brand/distributor: Vivitar, Skar International
> Chemicals of concern: 2.2% lead (22,000 ppm) in solder; PVC cable insulation and coated fabrics with DOTP plasticizers

Once again, headphones are the offender; in this case, the Vivitar Kidsafe Stereo Headphones sold at Family Dollar contain PVC as well as phthalate- and DOTP-based plasticizers.

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