Southside lead testing draws hundreds

Southside lead testing draws hundreds

There are 48 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 15, 2007, titled Southside lead testing draws hundreds. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A steady stream of concerned parents lined up in the Toys "R" Us parking lot on the Far Southside today to have their children tested for lead poisoning.

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Exxon Exec

Monticello, IN

#49 Aug 15, 2007
Pic Worth a Thou words wrote:
Check out the fat smile on the "concerned" Mom in the article... I swear those are dollar sign reflections in her sunglasses. We all know a class action suit will shortly follow, and these greedy consumers are first in line for the big bucks.
Even though we all know the lawyers will reap billions while the consumers might have a singl nice dinner with the proceeds.
Thats the way it is and always will be.
I agree. It is totaly rediculous the way they take advantage of innocent corporations that just want to make a little money from poisoning kids. D**n liberals.

There should be salary caps for the lawyers too. No one should get such windfall profits.
Oh Please

Crown Point, IN

#50 Aug 16, 2007
Sorry folks, but this isn't a Liberal/Neo-Con matter. There are plenty of stupid people on both sides of that fence. These mothers are so concerned about these toys, and yet they feed them a lot of McDonalds and artifically sweetened everything - and let's not forgot the cokes and mountatin dews you see these kids drinking while sitting in the front of the shopping cart.
Working Mom

Hazel Crest, IL

#51 Aug 16, 2007
David Smith wrote:
I can't believe so many are freaking out over this... kids eat all kinds of things. Remember back when lead paint was all over our homes? This is nothing to freak out about but then again everyone sends their kids out to play these days wrapped in bubble wrap so whats new.

Yea right, who can send their kid outside to play anymore?
Working Mom

Hazel Crest, IL

#52 Aug 16, 2007
Big time wrote:
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This is exactly what I am talking about! My kids are 9 and two at 7. They do not put toys in their mouth and have not been allowed to do this. Maybe this why society has so many issues with children these because most of the parents do not want to take time anymore to discipline a child right from wrong.
I don't think you can "discipline" a one year old for putting a toy in their mouth. Hopefully at 9 and 7 your children are not still teething.
equal footing for USA

Indianapolis, IN

#53 Aug 16, 2007
Concerned Parent wrote:
I think these companies who continue to take their companies overseas and then have all of these problems need to be held accountable. So many times, they get a small slap on the wrist and that cost them nothing. I think that all of these people who are offering these test, ought to send the bills to the you companies, or else take it off of what they owe. I am getting tired of all these big companies getting away with things, that if you or me, the common folk, did, would be in scalding hot water and it would follow us the rest of our lives.
If all the companies who are making money from cheap foreign labor were made to pay for the associated quality mistakes (like this), American workers would actually have a chance in the "Global Economy"
equal footing for USA

Indianapolis, IN

#54 Aug 16, 2007
Big time wrote:
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This is exactly what I am talking about! My kids are 9 and two at 7. They do not put toys in their mouth and have not been allowed to do this. Maybe this why society has so many issues with children these because most of the parents do not want to take time anymore to discipline a child right from wrong.
Where were the parents ?----

(when they should have been smacking their toddlers for putting toys in their mouths.)

“Hardcore Libertarian”

Since: Dec 06

Madison, IN

#55 Aug 16, 2007
Soccer Moms Mooching wrote:
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Hey d***head, you claim to be a Libertarian. Doesn't that mean these freeloading people shouldn't have been there asking the government to look after them? I thought being a Libertarian meant less dependence on government and more self reliance. Those soccer moms should have been in a testing lab of their own choice instead of freeloading off the taxpayers!
Its also about personal responsibility. Conservatives are all for treating corporations as people until something like this happens. Then its corporate bail out time. In my view, the CPSC's roll is to protect companies from lawsuits and mitigate their damages as it is to protect the public. What if someone was harmed? They should be able to seek damages so allowing this company to continue these illegal actions and completely destroy themselves.

The government should not be paying for this testing, Mattel and the Chinese importers should. Mattel sold the toys that were dangerous they should pay to clean up the mess.
Rush

Baltimore, MD

#56 Aug 16, 2007
The used to call me "pencil" cause I couldn't get the lead out of my a$ss.

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