Surprise, “Cars” Toy Box Full of Lead

Cars don’t use leaded gasoline anymore, but boy, oh boy … do toy companies still use lead paint! This Disney/Pixar branded toy chest is painted with red paint that “contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.”

There are about 3,000 such toy chests out there. They were sold exclusively by Toys “R” Us. Naturally, if you have one of these suckers and you’d like junior to attend Harvard, you might want to take it away from him and bring it to any Toys “R” Us for your refund. — MEGHANN MARCO

“Cars” Toy Chests Sold at Toys “R” Us Recalled by Delta Enterprise Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
[CPSC.gov]

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  1. DeeJayQueue says:

    These toys probably come from China or some other country. They don’t have laws about toys with lead paint. They probably also have too many children. In their country, it balances out.

  2. The_Truth says:

    Although amusingly (Or not as the case may be) they have better laws about the chemicals used to treat wooden cabinets (ie the ones in your kitchen) in China than they do in the USA, where the chemicals slowly leak out over time.

  3. skipfourplei says:

    Does anybody else think Irwin Mainway could be behind this?

    Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the children?!

  4. comedian says:

    Probably someone pumped their paint from the wrong pump. Those toy boxes’ catalytic converters are likely shot.

  5. Hawkins says:

    Makes you wonder how many other consumer objects from China, or Elbonia, or wherever, are made of nasty toxic shit, and we never hear about it.

    Maybe sending all of our manufacturing offshore wasn’t such a great idea after all.

  6. Yozzie says:

    “Naturally, if you have one of these suckers and you’d like junior to attend Harvard, you might want to take it away from him and bring it to any Toys “R” Us for your refund.”

    And if you’d like to pay for that Harvard education, take the sucker away and call your lawyer.