Some school supplies contain high lead levels

August 27, 2009 5:12:55 PM PDT
Testing conducted by the Center for Environmental Health in Oakland found a pencil pouch sold by Staples contains lead levels 15 times above the federal standard.

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Staples will pull the product from the shelf while it continues its own testing.

In a statement, staples told 7 On Your Side: "We expect that additional test results will determine whether any further steps are warranted. As always, we will take whatever action is in the best interest of our customers."

The Everest back pack sold by Staples tested 20 times above federal standards.

Walgreens tells us the product was only sold in San Francisco and has now been pulled.

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