Product Recalls and Obama's Lead Free Toys Act of 2007 (S. 1306).
In May of this year, Senator Obama introduced his Lead Free Toys Act of 2007 (S. 1306), to tackle the issue of lead-contaminated toys reaching the U.S. marketplace. In light of the growing incidence of product recalls by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Senator Obama called on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye and Vice Chairman Ted Stevens to move his Act forward.
Currently, children's products found to have more than 0.06 percent accessible lead are subject to a recall. However, the proposed Act requires the CPSC to issue regulations classifying any children's product with more than a trace amount of lead as a banned hazardous substance under the Hazardous Substances Act, and requires the CPSC to set standards for lead reduction in electronics.
To view Senator Obama's Lead Free Toys Act please see:-http://www.theorator.com/bills110/text/s1306.html
To view the Consumer Product Safety Commission website for details of recent lead-related product recalls, please see:- http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html