Originally Posted by DramaQueen
OH MY GOD!! I was going to get the heck out of this but I just can't. Let me try just ONE more time: In answer to Maverick's post.
The clothing in the stores is being tested for lead IN THE METAL PARTS OF THE CLOTHING. There is NO LEAD IN THE FABRIC so if the clothing doesn't have metal BUTTONS, BUCKLES, ZIPPERS, STUDS, ETC. it will not need to be tested.
Almost forgot, if you follow PieSusan's links you will see the reason we keep saying 'contaminated clothing' is because the problem is not just lead in the metal, but also chemicals like formaldehyde in the clothing itself. So testing is not just for lead, but for any other chemicals at dangerous levels.
If you are only concerned about the possibility of lead in metal parts, well then you are missing a whole other part to the problem. I thank PieSusan for pointing that one out, and several other recent problems, to me that I was not aware of.
But still doesn't change the fact that retail shops are ominously silent about all this... and nothing is being removed from their shelves, no way of telling what is safe or not safe...bizzare to accept that as OK when it comes to the safety of our kids...