No toys in the Easter baskets!

Tracy Coenen

Just in time for Easter, new toy recalls have popped up, sufficiently scaring both parents and the Easter Bunny. I spoke with the Easter Bunny earlier today and he said he's really exasperated with the situation. After all the publicity about unsafe toys containing lead and detachable parts, he's confused about why toy companies aren't being more careful.

A group of college chemistry students in Ohio examined 45 toys, and found that lead paint was present on 13 of those toys. (That's almost one-third of them!) Obviously, the risk with these toys is that the lead paint could chip off and be ingested by kids.