Walmart Says They Continue To Test Pet Toys

In a Toledo, Ohio newspaper, a Wal-Mart spokesman said this about the safety of pet toys, “We do not take pet safety lightly. We continue to independently test pet toys and work with government agencies, suppliers and customers to assure that the products in our stores meet the highest quality standards.”

A veterinarian also stated in the same article that pet owners should avoid any toy that contains lead paint. But then he added, “Based on the numbers that I’ve seen and that I’ve read, volume or concentration of the lead in the toys itself. You would have to eat a lot of lead or a lot of paint off those toys for the average 22-lb. dog to have a problem, and most of the toxicities are built up over weeks or months.”

Source: WTOL

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8 Responses to “Walmart Says They Continue To Test Pet Toys”

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  2. Lynne says:

    I don’t give a damn what WalMart does. Haven’t stepped into one of their stores in almost 5 years and never will.

  3. Jenny Bark says:

    No lead period. I don’t shop anymore at Wal-Mart either. Real great vet protecting the pets, wonder how much being paid.

  4. Gindy says:

    Walmart can test until their eyes bleed but I will never darken their or Sam’s Club’s door. I can get what I need and afford a lot of other places.

  5. Lynn says:

    Ditto to all of the above.

  6. Anonymous says:

    OT for researchers- Malic acid + toothpaste

  7. Anonymous says:

    OT: Flunixin Meglumine

  8. MaineMom says:

    Stopped shopping at WM and Sams in March and tell anyone who will listen ALL the reasons why. I’ve loved and owned stock in Costco since the early ’90s, so I can live without WM and their hyprocrisy - never bought their stock either.


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