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After Major Ruling on Unsafe Lead Levels in Paint, Experts Reveal How You Can Ensure Your Kids Are Safe

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Mattel, Inc. and its subsidiary, Fisher-Price, have been fined $2.3 million for importing and selling toys containing high levels of lead. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the toymaker violated a federal ban on lead paint in toys. The companies deny having intentionally violated the ban. The fine is a result of a number of recalls by Mattel and Fisher-Price in 2007, when the companies recalled toys including Elmo, Barbie, Big Bird, and Dora because of excessive levels of lead.

In 2007, over 6 million toys imported from China were recalled for high levels of lead. Could you already have these unsafe toys in your home? Are your children playing with them right now?

Healthy home experts Lisa and Ron Beres specialize in how people can make their homes and offices safer, healthier, and greener. Invite this green team to reveal:

  • How parents can test their children's toys for lead paint in less than 5 minutes.
  • Why 38 million homes have lead in them and where you can find it.
  • Why asthma rates have doubled since the 1980s and increased 160% in children under the age of 5.
  • Why children in the U.S. are born with an average of 200 chemicals already in their blood.
  • How you can have a healthier and greener home in half the time for half the cost.

CREDENTIALS: Husband-and-wife team Lisa and Ron Beres are the founders of, eco-experts, authors, and speakers within the green movement. They recently spoke at Maria Shriver's Women's Conference in October 2008 where they joined Warren Buffet, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Lopez, and Bono. The Bereses actively champion the cause of all-natural products that nourish the body while reducing their carbon footprint. Through their Healthy Home Consultations, they helped Trista and Ryan, from ABC's Bachelorette, to create a healthy nursery for baby Max. They are the authors of Learn to Create a Healthy Home! and The 9 to 5 Greened: 10 Steps to a Healthy Office. Lisa is the author of the children's book My Body My House, and most recently Your Home Through Green Colored Glasses with Sally Jessy Raphael. Lisa has been a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and is a regular correspondent for the Sally Jessy Raphael Radio Show. The Bereses have appeared on The Doctors, Fox and Friends, The Today Show with Matt Lauer, Chelsea Lately on E!, Discovery's Greenovate, and Living Well with Montel Williams.

AVAILABILITY: California, nationwide by arrangement, and via telephone

CONTACT: Lisa and Ron Beres, (949) 387-3804 (CA);;

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