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Some toymakers may be exempt from the lead rule

Remember earlier this month, the presence of lead in toys was all over the news. Everyone was concerned that with the holiday seasons, kids would receive lead-laden toys. Then, regulations were passed overwhelmingly limiting the lead allowed in toys. Today, there was another update in the lead toys saga. The Consumer Product Safety Commission staff members have recommended that the agency exempt some natural materials from the lead testing requirements in order to relieve financial burden on toymakers in these tough economic times.

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