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Bush signs bill banning lead from children's toys

President Bush has signed legislation that bans lead from children's toys, imposing the toughest standard in the world.

The measure, approved by Congress two weeks ago, strengthens rules for the Consumer Product Safety Commission concerning toy safety and restricting marketplace practices used by the tobacco industry to target children.

The commission estimates there are about 28,000 deaths each year from unsafe products, including toys, in the United States. More than 33 million people were injured last year by consumer products.

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On the Net:

Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/

Consumers Union: http://www.consumersunion.org/

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