Lead in Distributed Lunch Bags
Written by: Susie Kopecky
California’s State Health Department is trying to recall 350,000 lunchbags from China which have been shown to contain high levels of lead.
More bad news for China. The California State Health Department is now trying to recall 350,000 Chinese-made lunch bags which were later shown to contain high levels of lead. The Health Department obtained these lunch sacks from China. According to an article in the San Jose-based Mercury News, "The lunchboxes were imported from China by Los Angeles-based T-A Creations, whose vice president, Andrew Halim, said its initial testing -- of only the bag's lining -- found no lead before they were sold to a second company, You Name It Promotions of Oakland, which sold them to the state."
The Sacramento Health Department has told parents to throw away the canvas lunch bags, which according to the article, were distributed at health fairs to "mainly low-income parents." The bag also has a message encouraging a good balance in nutrition and the consumption of fruits and vegetables http://www.thecelebritycafe.com/features/11782.html
56,000 Lead-Contaminated Lunch Totes Recalled In California
When California's Department of Health handed out lunch boxes it had healthy meals in mind.
But now the state is recalling 56,000 lunch totes because they may contain lead.
Tests found elevated lead levels in three of the canvas boxes made in China.
Tests found lead present in multiple parts of the bags.
The state passed them out at health fairs.
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