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While lead poisoning of young children as a result of paint chips from painted walls and windows, is a well known hazard, lead poisoning can result form other defective products as well. Recently, the Cleveland Plain Dealer published a story concerning bendable toys given away by Ohio libraries as well as other states libraries, as prizes for reading, containing four times the legal limit of lead . Lead poisoning can cause brain damage and impair the physical and mental development of children. Anyone with concerns about these toys given away by any library should immediately contact the library for further information. For further information on the dangers of lead poisoning a good source of information is the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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