Lead Paint Mattel On The News

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Gretta - September 20

I saw a news report yesterday that the CEO of Mattel did not let on how bad the concentrations of lead were in the toys that were recalled. Some lead was 150 times the amount allowed in paint. That playing with these toys could cause serious damage. Now I am playing on the floor with my 6 mos old dd and playing with a bright starts made in china giraffe toy and a fisher price farm set and you can see that they have parts that are painted on and she sure enough sticks it in her mouth. Now how concerned should I be about lead paint? Its really scary as a parent. The symptoms of lead poisoning are horrible. Neurological, brain damage, kidney damage, some of the same sysmptoms of austism. So as a parent what do you do? Throw away these pricey toys? or let them play and hope they are safe?

 

pregnantjackie - September 20

Considering you could probably sue if anything should happen I should think you should be able to write a letter and get your $ back.

 

ImpatientMommy - September 20

There should be a list somewhere about which toys are affected and which are not.

 

Gretta - September 20

I just purchased 8 lead tester swabs for Chloe's toys for $25 and if one of those swaps tests positive for lead - you can bet I will go on nuts on Fisher Price. I'll keep you poted. I just bought her the spin something farm set for 6 months + and I can see the paint on the toys so that will be swabbed first.

 

pregnantjackie - September 20

let us know what happens, good luck!

 

wailing - September 22

Where did u buy the swabs? Sounds like a great idea to me.

 

Gretta - September 23

I bought them from leadcheck . com!!! I haven't got them yet but will keep you posted.

 

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