Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Public Service

Ho-ho-hooooo--oh-no!

As I say to my kinder all the time, just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean "they" are not out to get me.

Found myself staring at the "made in China" little Christmas mugs we recently unpacked from the decoration storage boxes.

Me: "Entling no. 2, go to the hardware store and get one of those "lead testing kits."

Entling no. 2, after returning from store with said kit and carefully following directions to use it: "Uh-oh, the strips are all turning pink!"

Onomatopoeia : "chunk-clink"--sound of mugs hitting the trash bin.

Check your holiday ware!

6 comments:

HipWriterMama said...

Sad, isn't it? It's amazing how much stuff has gone out in the trash.

Jen Robinson said...

This morning, as I went to make tea at someone else's house, I thought of your post, looked on the bottom of the holiday mug, saw the "made in China", and opted for the china from England instead. Thanks!

Ladytink_534 said...

Yeah that stuff freaks me out.

MotherReader said...

Important safety tip. I'm going to check all my mugs - and buy some lead testing kits.

Brian Mandabach said...

I didn't know lead testing kits were so easy to get. Where do you find them?

Camille said...

Brian,
The local hardware store only had one package left on their shelf (what does that say about the number of folks using them?) so I ordered some from Amazon. Consumer Reports liked the Homax brand so that was the one I ordered.
http://blogs.consumerreports.org/safety/2007/10/testing-the-lea.html