What should I do if my blinds have lead?
Carefully clean them with a high phosphate soap, such as the type used in dishwashers. When cleaning them, bring them outside and rinse thoroughly. Never vacuum them as this will cause the dust to spread throughout the home. Permanently remove the blinds and replace them if possible. Keep small children and pets away from the blinds. Keep cribs and furniture away from the blinds. Get blood tests for your children, even if they appear to be healthy. Wash children's' hands, bottles, pacifiers, and toys often.
Are there any home testing kits available to test the blinds?
Yes, and if yours test positive you should have them tested further by a certified lab to determine if the amount of lead is dangerous.
What are the symptoms of lead poisoning?
Symptoms include anemia, hearing loss, hyperactivity, limited attention span, behavioral problems or learning disabilities. Even small amounts of lead can harm a child's brain, kidneys, and stomach.
What is the Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (Title X, Section 1018)?
It is a disclosure law requiring notice of the presence of lead when selling certain dwellings built before 1978.
How do I get more information?
- US Consumer Products Safety Commission's Press Release on Vinyl Mini Blinds
- ParentsPlace.com's Lead Poison prevention information
- Lead Poisoning Prevention from the US Environmental Agency
- National Lead Information Center: 1-800-LEAD-FYI
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: 1-800-638-2772
(To report product related injury): 1-800-638-2772
-San Francisco: 415-744-2966
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