The following is an email we received from Ed Mierzwinski, Federal Consumer Program Director of CoPIRG, a consumer rights advocacy group and watchdog in Colorado.
Fisher-Price: Caught Red-handed, But Still Peddling Lead
It’s one thing to have state pride, but quite another to have state bias when it comes to protecting kids from unsafe toys. Apparently, Fisher-Price is stepping up and recalling unsafe toys…but only for their customers in Illinois.
After Consumer Reports magazine and the Attorney General of Illinois found that a red Fisher-Price toy blood pressure cuff contained lead at 7 to 9 times the legal limits in Illinois, Fisher-Price agreed to recall it.
But only in Illinois.
Until we strengthen federal law, we need to convince Fisher-Price to recall the lead-laced toys nationwide. While we are at it, we want them to take our Corporate Safety Challenge.
Please take a moment and urge Fisher-Price to recall the lead laden toy everywhere.
Fisher-Price is the first corporation we’re directly challenging to sign on to our Corporate Safety Challenge. It’s one way that we’re holding corporations directly accountable for the products they sell. The more e-mails they get from you, the more likely they are to act, so click on the link and also forward this e-mail along to others to take action.
CoPIRG State Director
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