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Green Toys Inc. Recognized as Eco-Toy Industry Leader With Awards and Critical Acclaim for 2009 Holiday Season.

New Products Introduced for the 2009 Holiday Season

SAN FRANCISCO -- Green Toys Inc., an innovator in safe, environmentally responsible toys, announced today that it has been selected for numerous top toy awards, and was honored for its innovative eco-friendly packaging. Green Toys[TM] brand products were named one of the Top 10 Toys Of The Year by Disney FamilyFun Magazine (Recycling Truck), chosen as two of Goddard Systems Inc.'s Top 10 Eco-Friendly Toys of 2009 (Tea Set and Recycling Truck), and received the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) 2009 Best Toys For Kids Award (Tea Set), among other accolades. Additionally, Green Toys packaging, made from recyclable corrugated materials, won a 2009 Greener Packaging Award. Green Toys' line of classic toys are made in the USA using 100% recycled plastic milk containers, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

"Green Toys Inc. is a pioneer of the environmental toy movement, and we continue to lead the category with award-winning toys that are considered the industry benchmark," said Robert von Goeben, president and co-founder of Green Toys Inc. "It's fantastic to be recognized by such a broad range of publications, analysts and customers."

Green Toys has received these recent honors:

* Disney FamilyFun Magazine: Top 10 Toys of the Year (Recycling Truck)

* Goddard Systems Inc. Top 10 Eco-Toys 2009 (Recycling Truck and Tea Set)

* ASTRA 2009 Best Toys for Kids (Tea Set)

* Greener Packaging Award 2009

* Dr. Toy's ( Best Children's Products 2009 and Best Green Products 2009 (Recycling Truck)

* Green Parents' List Top 10 picks for Christmas 2009 (Recycling Truck)

* iParenting Media Award 2009 Outstanding Product (Dump Truck)

* WTS Toy Review - 5 Stars (Tea Set)

* Fat Brain Toys 2009 Toy Award (Dump Truck)

* Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) 2010 Best Bet Award (Sand Play Kit)

* Dr. Toy's Best Classic Toys 2009 (Jump Rope)

Green Toys introduced two new products to their line for the 2009 holiday season: the Green Toys[TM] Chef Set (MSRP $14.99) and the Green Toys[TM] Dish Set (MSRP $24.99). These items extend the Green Toys assortment into a younger age group of children ages 2 years and older. Like all Green Toys products, these items are safe and do not contain BPA, PVC, or phthalates. The Green Toys line complies with the strict standards of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 and meets FDA standards for food contact.

Green Toys products are available at over 3,000 retail stores and online in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and select locations in Europe including specialty toy, museum, organic grocery, and eco-friendly gift shops. A complete list of stores can be found at

About Green Toys

Green Toys Inc. was created to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic toys while making an effort to improve and preserve the world around us. Green Toys' classic toys promote recycling, save energy and greenhouse gas emissions, and help increase the overall health and happiness of the planet. More information is available at
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Date:Nov 17, 2009
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