Media Continue To Investigate Lead In Pet Toys

DogNews teams around the country continue to investigate into the safety of pet toys and test for levels of lead.

Recently, a Chicago news team had a tennis ball for dogs called Paws ‘N Claws tested by Trace Laboratories in Palatine, Illinois. The ball had levels of 27,200 parts per million, and the standard that is assumed potentially dangerous by the Consumer Product Safety Commission is anything over 600 parts per million.

The lead wasn’t found throughout the ball but instead in the ink used for the Paws ‘N Claws logo.

Veterinary toxicologist Dr. Steven Hansen, director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in Urbana, IL, said, “Yes, that is a very, very high number. While scary, — because the lead is concentrated in the ink –- it’s not quite as scary as it could be.”

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5 Responses to “Media Continue To Investigate Lead In Pet Toys”

  1. Anonymous says:

    May as well test for this, too (top of page under “news”).

  2. chris says:

    And this makes three labs now.

    How many more will it take before they finally say: we have a problem!

  3. Anonymous says:

    A little irradiation with that tennis ball?

  4. Tracy says:

    One of the news channels in my area is testing too! I am boycotting all Made in China products, I hope others will follow the idea.

  5. Katie says:

    Not only is this a concern for pets but what about small children who put these things in their mouth or play with them when they are wet.

    Tracy, I’ve done the same thing. No more Made in China products in my household for either humans or pets.


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