New – Lead Found In Vinyl Baby Bibs Sold At Toys R Us.

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Oh when will the madness end? The Center for Environmental Health has tested vinyl baby bibs, “including a bib with Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” characters and store brand bibs marketed as “Koala Baby” and “Especially for Baby” bibs” and found that they tested for “lead levels that are between three and four times the legal limit for lead in paint.” Three or four times the legal limit for lead paint exposure? And how’s this for safety standards:

Remarkably, after tests by three independent labs found high levels of lead in WalMart bibs in May, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released an inaccurate and misleading statement, claiming that lead in baby bibs is a hazard “only [for] used bibs that are worn or have deteriorated.” In fact, all of the tests on the WalMart, Toys R Us, Disney and Lisa Kline bibs were on new bibs. CEH testing includes a swab test which demonstrates the presence of lead on the surface of baby bibs, where children would be in direct contact with lead, followed by a lab test for total lead content.

With all the concerns over the last couple of years about plastics and vinyls in baby products, hasn’t anyone ever heard of cotton bibs? I just don’t see the need to use vinyl in these type of goods…

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