September 18, 2007

They Found Lead In What?

Surprise, Surprise. Guess what else the chinese are putting lead into?

Since they didn't kill more pets by tampering with the food, they are now putting lead into dog toys.

I keep saying, the chinese are only in it to make a buck. They don't really care who they harm in the process.

Expertox, a Texas lab, has found elevated levels of lead, chromium, and cadmium in two Chinese-made pet toys sold at Wal-Mart. But two veterinarians said the levels found by the lab are not a health risk to cats and dogs.

The lab was hired by to test two dog toys and two
cat toys for heavy metals and other toxins.

A dog chew toy, a green monster, tested positive for what the lab
categorizes as high levels of lead and chromium. The lab detected lead
levels of 907.4 micrograms per kilogram (almost one part per million).
Chromium was found at levels of 334.9 micrograms per kilogram. Levels of
cadmium, arsenic and mercury were also found in the green monster toy.

The lab said with that kind of concentration, if a dog puts the toy in
his mouth and chews or licks it, he is being exposed to a good amount
of lead and runs the risk of metal toxicity that may shorten his life.

Expertox said a cloth catnip toy also tested positive for a
“tremendous amount” of the toxic metal cadmium. The levels of cadmium found
were 236 micrograms per kilogram.

So if you have any dog or cat toys from Walmart you better not only take them back but have your pet tested.

Posted by Quality Weenie at September 18, 2007 07:36 AM | TrackBack

Ohmygosh. Not again. Still. :(

Posted by: pam at September 18, 2007 09:01 AM

I've said all along... buy US made goods for your pets. It's more expensive, but that's because we have to manufacture this stuff to standards.

What ticks me off is that we don't require the same standards from imports. ARG!!!

Posted by: Teresa at September 18, 2007 10:24 AM

The sad thing is Teresa is we do have the same standards for imports.

The problem is the chinese are changing materials after they launch the product to make a better profit and they know that the american companies that are asking them to make the product isn't testing peridically to make sure they are getting what they are suppose to be getting.

Which in quality circles that is a huge no no. I am applaed to learn that american companies are not going (weekly, monthly, semi yearly, etc) testing on their products. Every where I have been we have done weekly testing to make sure we are making what we are suppose to be making.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 18, 2007 11:26 AM

I've been telling people for years to not buy anything from China. This just gives me yet another reason to not do so.

Posted by: Ogre at September 18, 2007 02:11 PM

I am beginning to wonder if something more than profit is the motive here.
We know they are spying on our military.
Could they be actively trying to poison us?

Posted by: _Jon at September 18, 2007 02:39 PM