Thursday, February 11, 2010
Consumer Alert: Lead found in Valentine's Day Bears
The California attorney general is asking Target Corp. to pull its Valentine's Day "Message Bears" from store shelves over concerns about lead in the toys.
In a letter sent Monday, Attorney General Jerry Brown said testing of the holiday items revealed lead levels that violate federal law.
The products were identified as a pink stuffed bear with "XOXO" across its chest (shown at left) and a brown stuffed bear with "I Love U" across its chest, with the word "love" represented by a heart.
Brown's letter says an investigator for the Center for Environmental Health, a nonprofit watchdog group, bought the toys at stores in California.