Dumb Ways to Shop

Our take on the popular “Dumb Ways to Die” video

Lyrics and performance by the CEH Research Team. Animation by Stephen Brooks.

A New Year’s Resolution: Stop Selling Poisonous Purses!

As reported in the New York Times, some stores, including Forever 21, Wet Seal and Charlotte Russe, are still selling lead-tainted purses, belts, and shoes, in violation of the law, even years after the companies signed legal settlements with CEH that require them to stop selling these hazardous products.

Lead is a stunningly toxic chemical, and can harm parents as well as children. Lead exposure has been linked to higher rates of infertility in women, and an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure, among other health problems. Lead exposure during pregnancy can affect a child’s IQ and brain development for life.

Even if you never shop at Forever 21, Wet Seal, or Charlotte Russe, we are all at risk when giant corporations flout the law and ignore their responsibility to provide safer products. Whether you shop at these stores or not, your action can help send a message that responsible business matters!

Take action! Tell the CEOs of Forever 21, Wet Seal, and Charlotte Russe to make a New Year’s Resolution to stop selling lead-tainted products!

Read the New York Times article.

Read the CEH press release.

Exposed: See the letter from China

See the chart of lead violations.      

See the email from Wet Seal and our response.                                                                            

See photos of some leady products: