toy lead labelWARNING: CONTAINS LEAD. MAY BE HARMFUL IF EATEN OR CHEWED. MAY GENERATE DUST CONTAINING LEAD. How would you react if you saw that warning label on your child’s toy?

Lead warning label on toy

A lead warning label on a plush toy for babies caught one mom’s attention.

The sticker was added by the toy store to comply with an Illinois law. It requires warning labels when the children’s product has lead levels greater than 40 parts per million. Federally, nothing needs to be done. The product can be sold if there is a lead level below 90 parts per million.

The problem is — parents in other states are alarmed by the warning. Plus, I found some of the labels are covered with another sticker that closely resembles the tag color.