"Lead-Tainted Toys Linger On Shelves Despite Law"

"At many discount toy stores in this country, products that test at dangerously high levels for lead are still on the shelves -- despite a new federal law to protect children.

When 3-year-old David Blair was still in his crib, he loved to suck on vinyl blocks from the Baby Einstein company -- the kind that are supposed to help kids get smarter. Parents Kim and Raymond Blair didn't think much of it until tests showed lead concentrations in his blood were double what doctors consider a tolerable range. Lead can seriously harm a child's brain development."

Oanh Ha reports for NPR September 5, 2009.

Monday, September 7, 2009