UNDATED (LEARFIELD) – A bipartisan group of Minnesota federal lawmakers are asking the U-S Consumer Product Safety Commission to open an investigation into toys contaminated with lead, cadmium and other toxic compounds.
It comes after state officials last month banned sales in Minnesota of off-brand Beyblades (BAY-blades)-type spinning battle toys.
“They have deliberately misleading packaging and they are at much cheaper prices,” said State Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley. “So those are the indicators that Minnesota consumers watch out for.”
Ingesting lead or cadmium can cause serious health problems such as delayed brain development, kidney and bone damage, and even death. Babies, children under age six and pregnant women are most at-risk.