Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Lead Kills Whether in Toys or Jewelry

Say what?! It's against the law to put lead in toys but the U.S. still does not ban lead in jewelry. Lead-containing trinkets are particularly dangerous if swallowed since that can lead to acute lead poisoning, resulting in seizures, brain damage and even death.

Under growing public pressure, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is now considering adopting a ban on lead in children's jewelry and has asked for comment.

Meanwhile, toy-making giant Mattel is set to announce another recall of lead-tainted products manufactured in China.

Update: complete list of toys in latest Mattel recall.

Cross-posted in The Health Media Watch.

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