Lead Content Found in Reusable Bags
— Winn-Dixie recently pulled all their reusable bags from store shelves after Tribune tests showed elevated lead levels.
— Drug store chain CVS has started retesting all its reusable bags after reports surfaced that their bags contain elevated lead levels.
— Northern grocery giant Kroger is retesting all their bags as well through an independent, third-party laboratory.
— Giant and Safeway have re-tested all their bags, and officials say they were lead free.
— Walmart is shifting to simpler, more plain versions of bags with almost no printed illustrations, a move they say has long been in the works. Walmart bags tested by the Tribune showed nearly no lead.
It may be that a shift to recyclable paper bags is the best solution. If you are concerned about possible lead content in your reusable shopping bags, then you should take them back to the store where you purchased them. You can also call for the return policy.