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Lead Check Kit for toys

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Lead Check Kit for toys

Where can I buy above kit or similar one to test Lead on toys' surfaces. I phoned HD, Walmart, TRU and HH, but they don't carry this staff. Any idea, please? I am in Kingston of Ontario. Thanks.
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atlantic_man wrote:
Aug 25th, 2007 1:10 pm
Where can I buy above kit or similar one to test Lead on toys' surfaces. I phoned HD, Walmart, TRU and HH, but they don't carry this staff. Any idea, please? I am in Kingston of Ontario. Thanks.
wow. thats pretty specific... I imagine you would have to look up an old science text book and find out what chemicals react with lead in order to make your own test!

Then go to a teachers school supplies store to get such chemicals to make 'experiments'.

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nevermind!
i found one on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/LEAD-PAINT-TEST-KIT ... dZViewItem
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One of the news casts did a story on these in the last week or two. They are available at paint stores. Apparently they aren't very good though and when they tested toys that has specifically been recalled they all tested negative so I wouldn't put a lot of faith in the test kits apparently....
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Going a little overboard buying these isnt it? Seems like some company will be profiting off of the fears that parents have.
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Aug 25th, 2007 2:25 pm
...Apparently they aren't very good though and when they tested toys that has specifically been recalled they all tested negative....
....may be the kit is good and the toys do not contain lead ... ;) ... all because of protectionism.... :D .... another CT :D
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CSK'sMom wrote:
Aug 25th, 2007 2:25 pm
One of the news casts did a story on these in the last week or two. They are available at paint stores. Apparently they aren't very good though and when they tested toys that has specifically been recalled they all tested negative so I wouldn't put a lot of faith in the test kits apparently....
Some paint stores (like Benjamin Moore) do have it. Thanks CSK'sMom.

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