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|(AP) -- In 2005, when government scientists tested 60 soft, vinyl lunchboxes, they found that one in five contained amounts of lead that medical experts consider unsafe -- and several had more than 10 times hazardous levels.
But that's not what they told the public.
Instead, the Consumer Product Safety Commission released a statement that they found "no instances of hazardous levels." And they refused to release their actual test results, citing regulations that protect manufacturers from having their information released to the public.
That data was not made public until The Associated Press received a box of about 1,500 pages of lab reports, in-house e-mails and other records in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed a year ago.
So back to my confusion. My friend purchased this car seat from Peg Perego through an eBay sale in summer 2002. The car seat had been recalled in July 2001. My friend sent in the registration information to Peg Perego when she purchased the seat (remember she is very anal about such things). She NEVER received any information from Peg Perego about the recall! The other troubling thing is Peg Perego sold these car seats knowing there was a serious defect. The locking mechanism that holds the car seat to the base was defective meaning the car seat was not secure on the car.
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