FOR RELEASE: December 18, 2007
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
Toy Testing Scheduled in Oklahoma City
What: Oklahoma State Department of Health and community partners are sponsoring a free Toy Testing Day in the Oklahoma City area to check for lead in toys. There is a limit of two toys per person.
When: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 N.E. 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
(Go to the far east end of the zoo parking lot. Parents do not have to go through the gates at the zoo.)
Featuring: Neil Brown, President
Lead Tester using XRF Toy testing scanner
Background: Millions of toys, primarily imported from foreign countries, have been recalled due to containing lead paint and this Toy Testing Day offers an opportunity to test toys for lead. Exposure to lead can result in lead poisoning and cause serious damage to a child’s brain, kidneys and nervous system. Community partners for child safety who are sponsoring this event include: EnviroHome, Safe Kids Oklahoma and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.