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Group accuses Safeway of selling bags with lead

January 12, 2011 8:14:37 PM PST
An environmental group based in Oakland says reusable bags sold at Safeway contain lead amounts 15 times above federal limits.

The Disney-themed products feature characters from "Toy Story" and "Cars."

The Center for Environmental Health is demanding that the companies remove the bags from immediate sale and agree to eliminate the lead in the future. The group also emphasized that reusable bags are more environmentally friendly than plastic ones.

A Walt Disney Company spokesperson says all its products must be tested by its licensees and manufacturers. It's currently in touch with its manufacturer to ensure the bags were tested and in compliance.

Safeway says until it is served notice, it will have no comment. It says it sold just 2,000 bags nationwide.

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