The New York state attorney general said his office has opened an investigation into how toys with dangerously high levels of lead ended up for sale at retailers including Target, Kmart and Toys R Us.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said some jewelry-making sets from the arts-and-crafts brand Cra-Z-Art contained as much as 10 times the amount of lead permitted by federal child safety limits. Schneiderman’s office said one or more of the products were also sold by other retailers, including Amazon and Wal-Mart, and called on all the retailers to immediately remove them from their shelves.
Schneiderman’s office has asked the stores to provide more information about the safety testing and certification for the toys, which it said were manufactured in China and sold throughout New York state.
The New York Times