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Most consumers are aware of the tidal wave of toys and other defective products containing excessive levels of lead that have been offered to American consumers lately. As noted in a recent report

Recently recalled toys from China include 675,000 Mattel Barbie accessories, 49,000 Disney Deluxe Winnie-the-Pooh play sets and about a million Fisher-Price character toys such as Elmo and Dora the Explorer, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumers, especially parents, are rightly concerned and, at least in Tulare County, public health officials are doing something to help. Tulare County officials were at various clinics in Visalia on Wednesday, testing toys and other products for lead. Citing concerns over the accuracy of the test kits, Fresno County officials declined to participate. Concerned parents should contact the Consumer Products Safety Commission for more information.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.

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