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Lead Testing in Toys and Consumer Products


High Profile Product Recalls from China have Concerned Parents Reacting.

EMSL Analytical, the leader in providing cutting edge laboratory safety services, has been busy providing lead testing for concerned parents across the country. The announcement today that the Walt Disney Company will begin testing more than 65,000 children’s products will surely keep this important safety issue on parents’ minds.

The declaration by the Walt Disney Company that they are expanding their testing to more than just toys is also an eye opener for parents. To date the focus on lead containing products has been almost exclusively limited to children’s toys, today’s announcement expands the area of concern to other children’s items such as jewelry and furniture.

“The addition of the Disney brand to the already famous recalls by other high profile companies such as Mattel will undoubtedly continue to keep this important safety concern in the media and parents’ focus,” stated Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President Marketing at EMSL Analytical.

As one of the largest lead testing laboratories in the country, EMSL Analytical has been providing testing services for commercial and private customers for many years. The EPA has long recognized the many dangerous short and long term side effects of lead exposure to our nation’s youth which have helped create the safety standards that are in effect today.

“Parents need to be aware that more than just toys made from contaminated raw materials can expose their children to the dangers associated with lead,” reported Paul Cochrane, Business Development Director for EMSL Analytical.

At EMSL the most cutting edge analytical techniques for testing lead are available for concerned parents and the company also provides affordable home test kits that provide results for anxious parents in as little as 30 seconds. Current regulations state that any toys with more than 0.06% lead are subject to recall.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a top provider of environmental and materials testing services to professionals and the general public throughout the nation and internationally. Over 10,000 customers rely on the services provided by EMSL’s 27 locations. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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