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Tuesday, October 9, 2007
What is safe? The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission's website has announced eight recalls in the past six days alone, all because of lead paint content: (Click here for a reminder on the dangers of lead paint.)
aluminium coated water bottles; Frankenstein glasses (drinking, that is); Pirates of the Caribbean toy flashlights;
All of the recalls were voluntary and no injuries have been reported in any of them. Oh -- each item was made in China.