RALEIGH — Marcy 14, 1996 - 4:07 p.m. EST
The warning says that if you have blinds made in Taiwan, Mexico or China, they might contain high levels of lead which could poison children.
Ed Norman, who heads the state's lead prevention program, say he saw one sample from Cabarrus County that contained more than 130 times the state standard for lead contamination.
While Norman recommends that parents remove imported plastic blinds from areas accessible to children, a notice from the Window Covering Safety Council, displayed in a Lowe's store, states that the blinds pose no threat.
It goes on to say that the N.C. Health Department may have relied on a discredited study from the state of Arizona for its findings.
Norman says the notice is not accurate