Fiona Ma for State Assembly

SF Lawmaker Pushes for Lead Ban in Children's Products

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)  -- San Francisco Assemblywoman Fiona Ma is calling on the Consumer Products Safety Commission to implement a ban of lead in all products used by children in the wake of massive recalls involving toys made with lead paint in China.

"We hopefully have a piece of legislation that will go to the governor's desk in the next couple months that will start the ban on these toxic chemicals, raise the awareness. But the federal government really should be the ones that are focused on this, taking a serious look at all the chemicals," said Ma.

Not only toys are of concern. Bibs with vinyl backings, lunch boxes and jewelry have also been found to have high levels of lead.

Click here to hear the radio report on Ma's push to ban lead in toys

Source: KCBS News