Are You Long or Short on WalMart? – Part 2

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 2:38

As a follow up to my post in November Are You Long or Short on WalMart?, MSNBC is now reporting 35 percent of toys contain lead.

According to this report, the Center for Health, Environment and Justice and groups in 9 states performed

Tests on more than 1,200 children’s products, most of them still on store shelves, found that 35 percent contain lead — many with levels far above the federal recall standard used for lead paint.

and

Only 20 percent of the toys and other products had no trace of lead or harmful chemicals

Where did they buy the toys?

Testers purchased most at major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us.

Now, as the report has yet to be released, and according to the report some of the data is from 2006, I am sure there are a bunch of holes that retailers will have to fight back with….  however, with that being said, I ask the question again

Are you long or short on Wal-Mart?

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One Response to “Are You Long or Short on WalMart? – Part 2”

  1. Rich says:

    December 6th, 2007 at 8:53 am

    No bites?

    More from MSNBC on this topic in their article Retailers post sluggish sales for November

    To me, what is interesting is that 19 met expectations only with the extra week and deep discounts….

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