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[FONT=Arial]From:[/FONT][FONT=Arial] denise1](http://www.nachi.org/forum/) [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Sent:[/FONT][FONT=Arial] Monday, June 12, 2006 8:24 AM[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Subject:[/FONT][FONT=Arial] RE: Storm Warning - Check Your Garage Doors[/FONT]
Hello Nick, On the window blinds- I always found it interesting that they were all worried about the cords, but no one word was ever spoken about the high lead content in plastic mini-blinds that were being imported into the country from China and other countries.
I once did a study on this for TV news when I was working at a lead laboratory.
Finally, the Window Covering Association of America stopped allowing them to be imported if they had lead, that was around 1999, but no recall or other action was ever put in force. There are thousands out there hanging over kids beds and cribs. They now are supposed to be marked “low lead” or “no lead”, but the old ones went on sale at places like Sears, Kmart and Walmart, where they were reduced to a couple bucks and sold off as the “blue light special”.
Denise A. Canter, RS
President, Sapphire Inc.