Thursday, January 29, 2009

In the past two months, more than 147,000 lead tainted children's products have been recalled

While the impending implementation date of key measures in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is causing concern among some, recent recalls by the CPSC show the real need for this strong safety measure. In just two months, 13 recalls for more than 147,000 children's products tainted with lead have been announced. The list includes cribs, toys, jewelry and school supplies. Whether it was a $600 crib that poisoned a child, a $15 toy dinosaur, or doll clothes coated with lead paint, manufacturers are still producing unsafe products. KID joins other advocates in calling for President Obama to quickly name new leadership at the CPSC to improve the implementation of this sorely needed legislation.

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