Lead Found in Women's Handbags

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  1. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    The Center for Environmental Health went to 100 of the nation's top retailers -- including Target, Macy's, Wal-Mart and Kohl's -- and bought purses.

    The group had the bags tested for lead at an independent lab. Two separate tests were conducted. Some bags were wiped to see how much, if any, lead would simply rub off the material. The bags also were tested for the total lead content of the products.

    The tests came back showing disturbingly high levels of lead, the Center for Environmental Health said.

    "This is something every woman of childbearing age ought to be paying attention to," said Dr. Alan Greene, a lead expert and pediatrician at Stanford University.
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    The concern with many of the purses is that lead can rub off of the bag and end up on people's hands, or on children's hands and then into their mouths.


    more of 2-page article here

    http://abcnews.go.com/WN/lead-found-womens-handbags/story?id=9638944&page=1
     
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  3. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    I wonder if it's because they're all made in china.
     
  4. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    If you go to any of the stores mentioned and try to find anything that is NOT made in China, you will spend hours. I tried to buy things for Christmas that were not made in China and I spent a lot of time looking in stores and online.

    It seems everything is made in China - pajamas, slippers, purses, hats, ties, shoes, clothing, dishes, kitchen gadgets, outdoor gadgets, etc. Very little of anything is made in the USA, or so it seems.

    Salem
     
  5. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Hmmmm...:waitasec: Wonder what specific brands of purses were affected. Sometimes I buy mine at Target, but lately, I really prefer the purses at Burlington Coat Factory.
     
  6. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    The Center for Environmental Health has sent a notice of violation to manufacturers and retailers where the tainted items were purchased, including: Target, Walmart, Macy's, Kohl's, Sears, JC Penny's, and Ross.

    Some of the brands include: Nine West, Rosetti and Xhilaration from Target.


    http://cbs5.com/consumer/lead.purses.wallets.2.979888.html

    This older article mentions wallets, too.

    http://www.sacbee.com/273/story/1766758.html

    It would sure be nice if they told us *all* the brands if we're supposed to avoid them!!
     
  7. Nore

    Nore New Member

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    My thoughts right off the bat! I am trying hard not to buy products from China.
     
  8. Nore

    Nore New Member

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    Hi, I found bowls made in USA. I didnt even need them but I bought some anyway. LOL.
     
  9. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Uh, oh.... I have a Rosetti purse in red I bought from Mervyn's (which is now out of business), guess I won't be using it for awhile!
     
  10. Quiche

    Quiche New Member

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    90 times the legal limit!!!!!! :banghead:


    I hope they get right onto checking diaper bags! This is so worrisome! Heck, I'd carry a paper bag if I was pregnant, either that, or make it myself. These unscrupulous manufacturers and retailers are going to spur an resurgence in the domestic arts!

    Not a bad idea....if you want it done right... :snooty:

    I'm kind of worried about how cheap shoes are getting-- feet are so porous. Does anyone know a recipe for a good pair of boots, lol.
     
  11. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    Where did you find them? What kind of bowls? Cereal? Soup? Mixing?

    Thanks,

    Salem
     
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    somewhereinkansas New Member

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    Ugh, my purse I use every day is a Rosetti that I have had for about 3yrs now. I think it may be time to find a new purse.
     

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