The study tested for a variety of chemicals, which in excessive amounts can be harmful to your health. The Good Housekeeping article said the compounds are "associated with cancer, obesity, diabetes, asthma, thyroid and kidney diseases, learning problems, lower IQ, birth defects and early puberty."
According to the report, the tests founds fewer products containing lead and cadmium, two potent neurotoxins. But, "the study also revealed that vinyl plastic and toxic phthalates continue to be in widespread use in discount store products."
81% of the products contained at least one hazardous chemical above levels of concern
49% of products contained two or more
38% of the products tested contained vinyl plastic
3 products contained a phthalate (DiBP) found to be toxic by the CPSC