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Product liability lawsuit filed against toy makers over lead present in toys

A products liability lawsuit has been filed against toymakers who took part in distributing toys with an unlawful amount of lead present. The products liability lawsuit says that the companies knowingly exposed consumers to harmful contaminants. The lawsuit was filed under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, which places the burden for inspecting products for safety on the shoulders of manufacturers and retailers. This year, six million toys including lunch boxes, dolls, and action figures have been recalled because they contained toxic chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects.

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