• VPR says high lead found in 2005 mug
    October 22,2013
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    VPR says high lead

    found in 2005 mug

    COLCHESTER — Vermont Public Radio says a high level of lead has been discovered in a ceramic mug the broadcaster distributed in 2005.

    VPR officials said the broadcaster tested all 34 of the mugs produced in the past decade after concerns were raised recently.

    The testing process identified 11 mugs that contain lead. Those mugs were sent to a consumer products safety laboratory in Milford, N.H., for further testing.

    Of the 11 mugs, one was found to have unacceptable levels of lead content in the ceramic material.

    VPR said people should not use the mugs.

    VPR Vice President Brendan Kinney said they are in the process of contacting all members who received the mug.

    More tests are under way.
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