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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lead Jewelry found in Gap, Macy's, and Sanrio

I am not sure which one is more surprising. The name of the stores involved or the fact more was found. Hello Kitty (Sanrio) was a surprise. This just shows the need to constantly test suppliers. I believe stores selling Toys such as Toys R Us, Walmart, and Target have got the message by having their own testing done, as well as the mfg. Mattel. Also note, DTSC (California EPA, Department of Toxic Substance Control) was the one who found this using secret shoppers. If I was in charge of one of those stores, I would have questions why after all the publicity from previous lead scandals, why this was allowed to happened. The cost in reputation! DTSC has an informative page on the Lead Issue.

Tainted kids' jewelry ordered off shelves

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Lead-laced items are found in 11 California stores, including Macy's and Gap Kids. State regulators tell the retailers to remove the products.
By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
1:22 PM PST, December 12, 2007
SACRAMENTO -- Children's jewelry with as much as 600 times the legal limit for lead contamination was found at 11 shops around California, including at Macy's and a Gap Kids store, and ordered off the shelves -- at the peak of the Christmas shopping rush, state toxic regulators said today. Click here for the rest

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