As reported in the New York Times in November, Crayola crayons has changed its scented crayon formulations because of protest form concerned parents.
Three million boxes of Magic Scent crayons had been sold with crayons smelling of licorice, coconut, chocolate, cherry and blueberry. Binney & Smith, the manufacturer, stated that eating crayons is not a problem since these formulations were nontoxic. Examples of the changed fragrances include the peach-colored crayon, previously scented like apricot; now scented like lumber, the black crayon previously scented like licorice; now scented like a leather jacket, and the brown crayon previously scented like chocolate; now smelling like dirt. Gray smells like a campfire, and sky blue smells like fresh air.
(Changing the scents from fruits and flowers to other scents still means that children are encouraged to smell art materials, or even finished artworks. Note: scented markers, made by another company are still on the market with fruity and candy-type smells. -Ed)