Lead in vinyl lunchboxes?
I found this today and thought that it was interesting. It says that vinyl lunch boxes could contain small amounts of lead. I thought that it would be good to let other parents know.
Lead! In lunch boxes! I checked Snopes to see if this was a bona-fide issue or just an urban myth, and it is indeed true, although the Consumer Products Safety Commission insists that the lead levels, when they do exist, are so low they pose no threat. I'm not convinced. Even small levels of lead in the blood can affect a child's brain function. Why risk it?
Aside: How about that Kill Bill lunch box? Nice, retro design, but can you imagine sending your kid to school with that thing? If only I could find the metal Star Wars lunch box I took to school as a kid...