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    In a statement e-mailed to NBC, LeapFrog said it disputes the results of the report stating there are elevated levels of lead in the Leapster2 carrying case. The company also disputes the testing methodology used.


    ”LeapFrog’s complete line of learning products, including accessories, is designed and tested to exceed the strictest safety requirements for children's products,” the company said in a statement. “LeapFrog has substantive and certified testing results from a third-party lab that verifies the Leapster2 carry case well exceeds all safety requirements, in both the United States and Europe. As part of our ongoing testing procedure, the Leapster2 carrying case was most recently tested in October 2008.”


    The report is based on results from a handheld X-ray fluorescence device, according to LeapFrog.

    “These machines are known to produce questionable results. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission will soon conduct, ‘a study to evaluate the effectiveness, precision and reliability of XRF technology,’ the LeapFrog said.

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    Examples of Toys Containing Lead 

    • 2 Hearts and HM graphic Necklace by Disney

    • Halloween Pumpkin Pin, The Christmas Tree Shop

    • Bracelets Collection, The Christmas Tree Shop

    • Just My Style “It’s So Charming” Jewelry Charm Bracelets, Just My Style Jewelry
    • High School Musical crown necklace, Disney  
    • Leapster2 / Wall.E, LeapFrog * (LeapFrog disputes report findings) 
    • Fairy & Flowers Sandals, HuanCheng 
    •  Thistle Blocks, Edushape  

  • Turbo Wheels - Lime Green, Greenbrier International, Inc. 

  • High School Musical “HSM” necklace, Disney


  • Examples of Toys Containing Bromine  


     Examples of Toys Containing Cadmium  



    Examples of Toys Containing Arsenic 



    Examples of Toys Containing Mercury  


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