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Old 01-13-2009, 01:03 PM   #91
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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.

Just because an article of clothing contains metal, doesn't mean it contains lead. That's what they're testing for - do the metal parts contain lead and how much lead?

We are NOT banning clothing made iin China, we are testing to see if any clothes are coming with metal parts THAT CONTAIN LEAD. The reason we are singling out China is because China is notorious for having no laws banning the use of lead.

So bottom line: If there is clothing in any store shelf containing lead iin the metal parts, it will be pulled or not put on the shelves at all.
Just because you see clothing on any store shelf that is labled Made In China, don't assume it contains lead. It may have already been tested and found safe OR THE TESTING HASNT' STARTED YET.

We have pulled several toys made in China because of the lead content, but not all toys made in China contain lead.

Is anyone but me getting it?
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I regularly shop either Goodwill or the St. Vincent DePaul stores in our area. They are very clean and the merchandise is well displayed and kept neat. The added advantage is helping a cause when I purchase an item. I will always have them keep the change.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:26 PM   #93
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Is anyone but me getting it?
Yep, I got it 4 or 5 pages ago.

All the capital letters and exclamation points helped.

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Old 01-13-2009, 02:33 PM   #94
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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.

Just because an article of clothing contains metal, doesn't mean it contains lead. That's what they're testing for - do the metal parts contain lead and how much lead?

We are NOT banning clothing made iin China, we are testing to see if any clothes are coming with metal parts THAT CONTAIN LEAD. The reason we are singling out China is because China is notorious for having no laws banning the use of lead.

So bottom line: If there is clothing in any store shelf containing lead iin the metal parts, it will be pulled or not put on the shelves at all.
Just because you see clothing on any store shelf that is labled Made In China, don't assume it contains lead. It may have already been tested and found safe OR THE TESTING HASNT' STARTED YET.

We have pulled several toys made in China because of the lead content, but not all toys made in China contain lead.

Is anyone but me getting it?
I am well aware of where the lead is, but I don't see anything going on in the retail stores... nothing being yanked, nothing being tested. No signs says this has been tested that hasn't... so how do you know what is safe or not?
MY GOD WHY CAN"T ANYONE GET THIS????????????????? Why is everyone assuming that just because it is in a retail store it is safe????????
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:04 PM   #95
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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...
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