Sen. Charles Schumer Demands Investigation on Lead in Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable grocery bag lead
Reusable grocery bag lead

Reusable shopping bags made in China have drawn the ire of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), who is calling for a federal investigation into how the bags found their way to consumers after a news report showed some of them contained dangerous levels of lead content.

Schumer is seeking to enlist the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to carry out the probe. At a press conference over the weekend, he cited an investigation by the Tampa Tribune, which found many of the reusable bags offered for sale by supermarket chains and discount stores had lead in their paint designs.