Lead in Kids Products at Walmart & Target

Target and Walmart have been recently caught selling products that expose your children to lead. AGAIN.

Tests conducted by the Center for Environmental Health found lead-contaminated Walmart and Target store brand shoes, belts and raingear for kids. One Target product contained more than FOURTEEN times the legal limit for lead. This post at Z-Recs details how very high amounts of lead were found in the snaps of Target brand onesies

These stores need to hear from you. They are powerful companies who have the resources to ensure the products they manufacture and sell are safe for you and your children. It’s time they committed to doing just that.

Please join thousands of children’s health advocates and send a message to Target and Walmart by sending them a letter and telling them you will shop elsewhere until they provide absolute assurance that they are taking the necessary steps to keep lead-containing products off of their shelves AND make public their independent test results on all store-brand products.

Great Green Friday Deals

funkygreenmachinepng.pngOur friends at Funky Green Machine are having a fabulous sale on some great green goodies. Stock up on gifts or just stock up for yourself!

They’re offering 40% off the following brands:
Circles and Squares: Ultra-hip onesies and tees made with fair labor
Fierce Hugs: Whimsical organic onesies and tee
Klean Kanteen: Stainless steel bottle with no BPA or leaching
The Spoiled Mama: All natural, organic, cruelty-free skincare products
thinkbaby: Baby bottles and feeding sets that are BPA-free, phthalate-free and lead-free
Tilvee: Eco-ethical skincare
Tiny Revolutionary: Onesies and tees

Use discount code welovegreenfriday. Discount will be taken off during checkout. Offer ends on December 2, 2009. While supplies last.

Find It Here: Funky Green Machine

Weebits for Wee Feet

weebits.jpgWhat: Weebit Hemp Baby Slippers

Features: These snazzy slippers come in a variety of colors and patterns; the tops are adorned with a wee little piggy face made of wool felt

Green Factor: Weebits boast hemp tops lined with organic cotton and sturdy, recycled rubber soles (they used to be car tires!)

Bonus: Fits up to 18 months. Each pair is shipped in a super cool box that look like a truck!

Find It Here: Buy Green

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To Save and Protect

powersaver.jpgWhat: 7 Outlet Smart Strip Surge Protector

Features: Protects against power surges, saves energy and money by shutting down electronics AUTOMATICALLY!

Green Factor: Uses 1 watt when fully charged; uses NO POWER when the switched outlets are turned off!

Bonus: Pays for itself within a mere three months

Find It Here: Choose Renewables

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Way Cuter than Flowers

baby-bunch.jpgWhat: The Baby Bunch

Features: This exquisite bouquet of rosebuds is made out of itty bitty baby clothes–newborn onesies, t-shirts, bibs and socks

Green Factor: Clothing items are 100% organic cotton

Bonus: Makes a great baby shower gift. Right now, take $10 off the price plus shipping is free!

Find It Here: Boys to Men Gifts

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The ABC’s of Natural

abcs.pngFinally, someone reads my mind and does exactly what I needed them to do. No, no, they didn’t invent that laundry-folding robot yet. No, but almost as brilliant, they wrote The ABC’s of Natural. It’s just a simple, easy to understand guide to the good and bad stuff commonly found in supermarket foods—which, I might add, is WAY more convenient than whipping out the old smart phone to Google isodium guanylate or EDTA or bromate (none of which are on the good list, by the way). Created by Hain Celestial, this list will make shopping while avoiding the crap much easier so go download it (for free!) and keep a copy handy next time you go to the supermarket.

Find it Here:  The ABC’s of Natural