The Illinois Attorney General has issued a call for various baby bags and their changing pads to be removed from the shelves of stores due to unsafe levels of lead in them.
Some of the baby bags were found to have lead levels nine times the acceptable maximum amount. The lowest was two times the accepted level. The Attorney General’s office says that United States companies know there should not be lead in child products, even if they are manufactured overseas.
The products were manufactured in China and imported with no problems because there is not a federal rule concerning lead in baby products. Illinois has one of the strongest anti-lead poisoning laws in the country.
The investigation began when an employee received a baby bag as a gift and asked to have it tested for lead, as a joke. The results were not funny.
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