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NY AG sues Walmart, Target over lead

Dec 14, 2018 12:09 am
Kenneth Lovett reports in The New York Daily News that New York's Attorney General Barbara Underwood filed a lawsuit Dec. 13 in Albany state Supreme Court against Walmart, Target and toy importer LaRose Industries, saying they sold an item for children that contained dangerous amounts of lead. Testing showed that “Cra-Z-Jewelz” jewelry-making kits that contained parts with lead levels up to 10 times higher than federal law allows for children’s products. The two stores sold the products in 2015 and 2016. While the importing company quickly changed its business practices once the investigation began, Target and Walmart have so far refused, “take affirmative measures sufficient to ensure that they do not again import, distribute, and sell other toys that place New York children at risk of adverse health consequences from lead exposure,” the lawsuit says. Walmart and Target both had a representative make a very vague statement about how the company's both have a commitment to safety. Read the full story in The New York Daily News.