Reader Submitted Question: Lead in toys?
Reader Submitted Question:
Does the toy, My 1st Teach Time Gift Set made in Shenzhen, China and distributed by Big Lots, Columbus, OH contain lead?
– YD, Pheonix, Arizona
Thanks for the question!
Our scientists could not find any readily available information that would allow us to make a determination about the lead content of your toy. We recommend contacting the manufacturer directly and asking whether they are adhering to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines on lead in their toys. Alternatively, you can have the toy analyzed. The CPSC maintains a website with all the approved labs to help find and select a lab for testing.
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