Thursday, August 2, 2007

More Freaking Lead Paint!

There has just been another massive recall of toys due to more Chinese lead paint. This is really starting to tick me off. Here's info about the recall:

And, because this isn't just a blog, it's a service, I wanted to share a hack that BJ and I have used, in light of recent lead paint catastrophes with toys:

I bought some of these. They are easy to use, they work quickly, and that company, Professional Equipment, delivered really fast. We had a couple of toys (no, I'm not saying which) that I thought were questionable, and so we took matters into our own hands and tested them. They were fine, but knowing was a big relief. Better living through science!

I guess if the companies that make the toys won't do it, and the government won't do it, we're going to have to take matters into our own hands and protect our kids ourselves. We also don't buy cheap jewelery - particularly out of machines and from dollar stores - because those are recalled often for lead, and they fall apart and become choking hazards.

When it comes to lead poisoning, I don't think we can be too careful. Be well!

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