Thursday, November 19, 2009

High Lead Level Toys

Toys are favorite gifts for children especially this holiday season. Among the more favorite toys are Barbie dolls and Disney toys.

However, the findings of the Center for Environmental Health revealed that out of 250 toys tested, seven were found to have lead levels exceeding federal limits. Among these are the Barbie Bike Flair Accessory Kit, a Disney Tinkerbell Water Lily necklace, Dora the Explorer Activity Tote, two pairs of children's shoes, a boys’ belt and a kids' poncho.

Matell argued that it licensed the Barbie name to Bell Sports in its bike accessory but did not make or sell it. Bell, on the other hand, contended that the kit passed safety tests in 2007.

Disney, on its part, said that its Tinkerbell necklace was tested by its licensee Playmates toys complying with all federal and state consumer safety regulations.

Due to the findings, the Consumer Product Safety Commission which regulates toys and thousands of other products was digging into the matter.

If a child has been injured or endangered by these toys, a product liability case may be filed against these toy manufacturers. A personal injury case may be filed against them to claim compensation.