Toxic Toys

Federal consumer officials are looking into toy warnings from a California health group just ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Seven of the 250 children's toys tested by the Center for Environmental Health contained lead levels above federal limits.

Among the suspect toys are a Barbie Bike Flair Accessory Kit and a Disney Tinkerbell Water Lily necklace.

Mattel says it's not involved, and that it licensed its trademarked Barbie name to Bell Sports for use on the bike accessory kit. Bell officials say the kit dates back two years and they weren't aware it was still being stocked.

Disney says the Tinkerbell necklace passed federal and state tests.

Here is a list of toys found to have high lead contents and where they were bought:

Disney Tinkerbell Water Lily necklace
Connector on pixie dust charm contains 22,000 parts per million lead

Tuesday Morning
Barbie Bike Flair Accessory Kit
Pink star fabric contains 6196 parts per million lead

TJ Maxx
Dora the Explorer Activity Tote
Orange fabric on back of tote contains 2348 parts per million lead

TKS girl’s sandals
Orange insole contains 3957 parts per million lead

kids poncho
Yellow fabric contains 677 parts per million lead

Faded Glory girl’s shoes
Sole contains 1331 parts per million lead

Cherokee boys belt
Surface of belt contains 4270 parts per million lead

Click on the link to find pictures of the toys and information concerning the study.

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  • by PUREBREAD on Nov 18, 2009 at 11:32 AM
    Look to see where the product is made.If Made in China put it back on the shelf and go wash your hands.
  • by To: TOM on Nov 18, 2009 at 05:19 AM
    Most toy that Walmart sells can also be bought at other store like K-mart and Target. I know some people don't like Walmart, but maybe thats all they can afford. ALL children love Christmas.
  • by Tom Davis Location: Kinston, NC on Nov 18, 2009 at 04:02 AM
    Lead Check can be purchased at Lowes $4 - 5. B & T Pest Control Co.
  • by Tom on Nov 18, 2009 at 04:00 AM
    And honestly ANYTHING from Walmart, avoid this store at all costs if you value your childrens health.

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