Group finds toxic levels of lead in purses

September 20, 2012 6:54:27 PM PDT
Several major retailers are not doing enough to eliminate harmful amounts of lead from purses and other fashion accessories, according to a Bay Area watchdog group.

7 On Your Sides Michael Finney has been following this story since an East Bay environmental group found dangerous levels of lead in purses and handbags sold at national retailers, including Forever 21, Macy's and Nordstrom's.

Now, the Center for Environmental Health finds those stores are slow to take lead-tainted items off shelves.

The center has sent letters to the retail outlets -- telling them to take action.