Reuters writes that The Center for Environmental Health has been surveying toys sold by a number of retailers and has found Curious George dolls, back-packs and lunch boxes with excessive amounts of lead.
The news agency writes that "the advocacy group notified 10 retail store chains that they were selling toys with excessive lead in violation of the California law." That list includes Sears (SHLD), K-Mart, Target (TGT), Wal-Mart (WMT), and Costco (COST). The alleged violations may lead to lawsuits.
No word about how many of the products were made in China.
Douglas A. McIntyre