So many stories about toxic toys, so little time. Even the NY Times wraps up ten different recall and lead incidents into one story these days.
With almost 8x the government limits for lead content, the Diego backpack is the headlinegrabber. The photo of the activist pretending to test the backpack with the portable XRF gun is from CHEJ's flickr stream. [BTW, what's up with the b&w signage at the protest march? Is color printing toxic?]
I'm glad CHEJ is on the PVC case, but frankly, I like my parent-terrifying news stunts thrown together with even slightly more concrete data. Or at least a link where I can get my own XRF gun. Just in time for the holidays! [chej.org via nyt]
The other recalled toys this week are gardening toys from Target. The complete-as-of-today list is at the CPSC's website.
New Testing Finds Lead in Children’s PVC Toys Sold in Massachusetts [chej's besafenet.com]
550,000 More Chinese Toys Recalled Because of Lead [nyt]
RC2 Continued To Sell Lead Tainted "Thomas & Friends" Toys After Initial Recall [consumerist]
Toy Hazard Recalls list [cpsc.gov]