SF Lawmaker Targets Lead in Children's Products
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) -- San Francisco Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, whose toxic toy bill was passed into law earlier this year, is now turning her attention to lead found in all children's products.
"I, like you, probably thought lead was something in the past that all of our products, all of the paint that goes into these products are lead free, given all of the past scientific studies and precautions about lead," said Ma.
Ma has fired off a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to get members to enact policy that would prohibit toxic lead from making it into products used by kids. "If they don't get their act together by December 31st that's going to be one of my first pieces of legislation," she said.
Ma's latest effort comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Jerry Brown that claims 20 U.S. toy companies failed to warn consumers about the dangers of lead found in their products.