Several news organizations have reported that the Ecology Center and several other environmental health organizations found 35% of the children's toys tested contained lead. The results are in a report that was released today, but for some reason I can't access it. In any event, the reports are that the organizations tested 1,268 items, and found lead and other chemicals in the products. Specifically, the tests found that 17% of the products tested had lead levels about the 600 parts per million standard for lead in paints used in children's toys. A Hannah Montana Pop Star Card Game case tested a 3,056 ppm, one of the highest levels reported.
The items were purchased at major retailers, and most of the items were checked in the last 6 months.
There were some criticisms of the report, particularly the test method used to determine lead.