The big toy concern this holiday season has been lead - but an activist group says you need to watch for asbestos in a toy based on the biggest show on CBS.
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization says it found asbestos in some CSI fingerprint examination kits. CBS - which licenses the CSI name for the toy - says two independent tests found no such contamination - but asked for the product to be removed from store shelves anyway.
The Asbestos group says its most concerned with lot AG 100 of the toy kit. All parties are now working together to develop a protocol for further testing. Once asbestos is inhaled or swallowed - it can cause irreversible damage.
According to the Centers for Disease Control - the fibers are very difficult to remove from the lungs. Prolonged exposure can cause trouble breathing - and even cancer.
If you have the CSU: fingerprint kit - put it out of reach until the testing dispute is resolved.