Millions of toys have been recalled in the last year because they contain hazardous levels of lead paint. According to a story in the LA Times, no one knows the answer. Consumer and environmental advocates are worried about the disposition of the recalled toys. Consumer advocates are worried the toys will end up on store shelves in this country or another country. Environmental activists worry the lead tainted toys will end up in landfills and contaminate groundwater. The materials are obviously toxic, but the CSPC has no guidelines as to how recalled products are to be handled.
This is something that should be addressed by government.