Fight Against Lead-Laced Toys Comes to Senator's Doorstep

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A national effort to draw attention to lead-laced toys and other products will include Topeka Wednesday.

United Steelworkers members plan to picket outside Sen. Sam Brownback's Topeka office. They say recent recalls show cheap products from other countries can pose a dangerous threat to our health.

Brownback told 13 News it doesn't take pickets to draw his attention to the issue. He says there needs to be greater inspections of items coming in from China in particular and of Chinese factories.

The National Day of Action on Toxic Trade will include demonstrations at a hundred congressional offices across the country.

Presidential Politics
The former Republican Presidential candidate also weighed in on the current tight race among candidates.

Brownback says it is still a wide open race. He says he was a big surprised by Mitt Romney's Tuesday victory in the Michigan primary, since Sen. John McCain had done so well there in the pase. He says the Michigan outcome makes the South Carolina primary even more interesting, with it able to go to any of three candidates - Romney, McCain or Mike Huckabee.

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