(WXYZ) - Hundreds of toys contain the toxic chemical BPA (bisphenol A), according to a new report.
The information was based on data collected under a new safety law passed in Maine, that requires companies to report chemicals found in their toys.
More than 650 brand-name products are on the list, including toys from Playmobil, LeapFrog, Chicco and SpyNet.
Researchers say long-term exposure to BPA can affect brain development, reproductive organs and behavior.
On Tuesday, State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) will introduce a bill to give Michigan families better access to information about their children's toys.
The "Safe Children's Products Act" would require the state to create a list of chemicals found in children's products that could be harmful. It would also require toy companies to report any toxic chemicals found in their products.
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