7 On Your Side first told you last week that the Center for Environmental Health and other groups surveyed 1,500 toys and found 20 percent had detectable levels of lead. New federal regulations will ban the sale of many of those toys, but not until February.
"As a parent that doesn't make any sense to me," said Michael Green, from the Center for Environmental Health.
The center is holding "Safe Santa" events where you can bring toys for testing and there are several more testing days in December. Below you'll find the full list of times and locations.
December 2008 Safe Santa Toy Clinics:
Thursday, 12/11 from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Fruitvale Village / BART Station, E.12th Street and 34th Ave, Oakland 94601
Friday, 12/12 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Square Recreation Center, 250 10th Street (at Harrison), Oakland 94607
Saturday, 12/13 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Berkeley Farmer's Market Holiday Crafts Fair, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Center St. and MLK, Jr. Way, Berkeley 94703
Tuesday, 12/16 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Golden Gate Recreation Center, 1075 - 62nd Street, Oakland 94608
Tuesday, 12/16 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library, 5366 College Ave, Oakland 94618
Thursday, 12/18 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Montclair Recreation Center, 6300 Moraga Ave, Oakland 94611
Friday, 12/19 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94602
Saturday, 12/20 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Berkeley Flea Market (Ashby BART), corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Ashby Ave, Berkeley 94703
Sunday, 12/21 from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley 94709
Monday, 12/22 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the deFemery Recreation Center, 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland 94607