Parents test children's toys for lead

Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office sponsored the event called 'Get the Lead Out.' Families could bring up to four toys or pieces of children's jewelry to be tested.

Madigan said her goal was to make sure dangerous and recalled toys are out of homes, and she warns people that older toys often have a high lead content.

"We encourage people to be cautious when having their children around toys. Please make sure that they are not putting toys in their mouths to the extent that you can prevent that when they're very young," Madigan said.

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