§ Commander Kerans
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to prevent the sale of plastic toys with an excessive lead content.
§ Mr. Brooke
It has been reported that certain imported plastic toys contain amounts of lead which may be a danger to children. Tests are being made to determine to what extent this is so. In the meantime the distributors have stopped deliveries to retailers.159W
I shall not hesitate to make use of the powers available to me under the Consumer Protection Act if I consider it necessary, to eliminate any danger to children from this source.