Groups Release Result of Toxic Toy Tests

Groups Release Result of Toxic Toy Tests

There are 26 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 4, 2007, titled Groups Release Result of Toxic Toy Tests. In it, Newsday reports that:

Tests on more than 1,200 children's products, most of them still on store shelves, found that 35 percent contain lead -- many with levels far above the federal recall standard used for lead paint.

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Samari toy maker

New York, NY

#26 Dec 5, 2007
Us chinese like american dollar, momason and family do good job making toy for American boy and girl with read inside paint. we have old saying in China " U build good toy with read paint for Matel and American boy and girl no live to tell. U see , we have bad eyes and cannot tell if paint bad, so we flip coin and use whatever we find.
ban Everything

United States

#27 Dec 5, 2007
35% of toys had lead?

That's about half of what it was when most of you were children.

Of course, the 'study' is quite misleading. Testing a piece of metal and comparing the lead level to acceptable levels in lead paint is ludicrous. Lead paint chips, breaks down and is then easily ingested. It is for that reason acceptable lead levels in paint need to be very low. Not so with many metals and other substances.
Bob

Bronx, NY

#28 Dec 5, 2007
ban Everything wrote:
35% of toys had lead?
That's about half of what it was when most of you were children.
Of course, the 'study' is quite misleading. Testing a piece of metal and comparing the lead level to acceptable levels in lead paint is ludicrous. Lead paint chips, breaks down and is then easily ingested. It is for that reason acceptable lead levels in paint need to be very low. Not so with many metals and other substances.
Would you prefer that we stop trying to make things better? I don't understand your point. Why is this study bad? Is lead good for people?
LI Guy

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Dec 5, 2007
What about all the lead in your appliances and electronic equipment? IPods, Laptops, PCs, Cell phones, Stained glass windows, Christmas Ornaments. Old toys from your relatives (Lionel Train sets). There are no recalls for toys that over 5 years old for lead. How did we survive before toys came from China?
Not a Tool

Glen Cove, NY

#30 Dec 5, 2007
So much for "privatizing" federal agencies and "letting the market sort it out." i.e.: When your children are brain-damaged you'll stop buying toys.
Random Person

Towson, MD

#31 Dec 5, 2007
I WANT A DOUGHNUT

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