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MORE Lead Contaminated Toys-This time Curious George Dolls

9 November 2007 at 11:48:07 AM

And yes, I will refrain from the joke that wish we could recall uncurious george from office... oops, did that slip out?

Anyway, the Center for Environmental Health told Marvel that they were contaminated but Marvel didn't do anything about it then.

About a month ago, the Center for Environmental Health announced that they'd found high levels of lead in an unrecalled Curious George toy. The manufacturer, Marvel, refused to recall the doll because they said they needed to confirm the tests.

"If we find a problem, we will do a recall, it's the only appropriate thing to do," a Marvel spokesperson said.

Unfortunately for consumers, there was a problem, but now Marvel says that the 175,000 lead-tainted toys were only sold from December 2005 through August 2007, two months before the Center for Environmental Health tested the Curious George doll.

This seemed just a bit strange to us because the Center for Environmental Health claimed that the toy had been recently purchased at Toys R Us at the time that they announced their results. We asked Caroline Cox, Research Director for the Center, if Marvel was recalling the same doll she tested. Caroline told us in an email that the doll had the same SKU, and that the Center had purchased their dolls on October 1.

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