Mike Antonucci from the Mercury News tells us that Amazon.com has pulled the lead-tainted Fisher-Price Medical Kit from its website after fielding questions about a Consumer Reports investigation that found “troubling” levels of lead in the blood pressure cuff.
Mattel maintains that the cuff is within current standards for lead and does not need to be recalled.
A spokeswoman for Mattel, Fisher-Price’s parent company, cited a statement on the company’s Web site which in part reads: “The toy referenced in the Consumer Reports article meets the requirements set forth in the federal regulations and international consumer product safety standards, including the existing standards for lead content. Consumer Reports has applied its own standards and opinions concerning the product.”
Patty Smith, Amazon’s director of corporate communications, said the retailer decided to temporarily suspend sales of the medical kit after researching the issue.
“We decided it was the right thing to do for consumers at this point,” she said.
Amazon pulls Fisher-Price Medical Kit toy [Mercury News]