Getting last minute Halloween costumes? Buyer beware!

Posted by LDonia on 10/31/2012

pirateDue to the weather over the past few days, Halloween costume planning may have been thwarted. Should you be running out to buy costumes this evening, a word of caution - check the labels for country of origin.

A Baltimore news station recently picked up a post about a shipment of Pirate costumes made in China and shipped to Washington State. Before the costumes made it to the shelves, U.S. Customs officials seized them because of high levels of lead content. Specifically, the costumes had 11 times more than the allowed level of lead.

Image by flickr user emberfly, used following Creative Commons guidelines.

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