[kids-lib] Lead content in children's toys

BJ Toewe bjtoewe at cityofsalem.net
Wed Mar 25 12:52:57 PDT 2009

Hi all,

I have been working with three major suppliers of incentive toys to get assurances that their products will meet the new CPSC regulations concerning lead levels.  I have received information from Rhode Island Novelty, with permission to pass it on to you.  As I receive responses from US Toy Company and Kipp, I will send them along.

What follows is the content of the email and attached is their letter:


Hi BJ,
As Heather explained to you, this letter is for products purchased after the
Feb 10th 2009 date. If you have inventory of products (from us) before this
date, we can look at each item on a case to case basis. As stated in this
letter, we have always been compliant to the laws, but as the law evolves
(over time) the requirements have changed. So if you are looking to see if a
product that was purchased in "07", for example, we were testing for lead on
the surface, but not substrate lead (the ins and outs of the products) so it
is very hard for me to tell you that they conform to the "09" laws as we did
not test for that. Obviously, we could not guess what the laws will be, but
can only go by what they are. I hope this helps.

Best Regards

PS. If I am not available, please feel free to contact Jim Connor (he is the
one who wrote the attached letter)

Kyle Duffney
Operations Mgr.

Rhode Island Novelty, Inc.
kduffney at rinovelty.com 

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