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:

Walgreens
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

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

Walmart
kids poncho
Yellow fabric contains 677 parts per million lead

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

Target
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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