Saturday, August 12, 2006

High level of lead found in free toys

Free toys were given away at 14 libraries across Kentucky this summer. A librarian suggested they be tested for lead content. The toys were found to have 6 1/2 times the allowable content of lead.

The Lexington Public Library gave away 570 of the toys to Head Start pre-schoolers through the library's book van, said Doug Tattershall, a spokesman for the library. They've had 183 of the toys returned so far. Woodford County Library gave out 1,000 of the toys, a spokeswoman said.

The State Health Officials are asking that parents return these free toys to the nearest public library. They are bendable cat and dog toys.

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