If you know someone with an interest in forensic cop shows, detective science fingerprint kits for kids might be a good present. It is an activity that will keep them busy for periods of time while teaching them to be patient and persistent as they imitate their favorite TV investigator. The age for these kits should be at least 8 to 10 years of age. These kits contain real powders used to reveal latent fingerprints.
Today, I found an update on popular news and media watch site , in which a spokesperson for CBS Consumer Products distances the broadcaster from the toymaker, saying: “We have not been served, so we can not comment on the specifics of the suit. However, independent tests commissioned by Planet Toys and major toy retailers revealed no levels of asbestos in the CSI Fingerprint Kits. Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, three months ago we demanded that Planet Toys issue an immediate recall of the product as well as the CSI Field Kit, which also contains fingerprint powders. In addition, we have ended our agreement with Planet Toys for both products.”
Look for fingerprint kits endorsed by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). Look for companies that offer forensic-quality fingerprints.