California recalls lunch boxes due to lead hazard

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Lunch Box Safety

Do not use CDPH Lunch Boxes, they are not safe for children. Lunch boxes used as nutrition education items have elevated levels of lead.


Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today urged consumers to stop using lunch boxes, which have been distributed as CDPH nutrition educational items, after testing showed elevated levels of lead in three lunch boxes.

The canvas lunch boxes that showed elevated levels of lead were green with a logo reading EAT FRUITS & VEGETABLES AND BE ACTIVE. Approximately 56,000 of these lunch boxes have been distributed throughout California at health fairs and other events.

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