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Lead problem iron cord

I bought a toastmaster iron that instrustions read wash your hands after each use,says lead in cord could cause cancer why sell something like that.

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  • shrilly May 08, 2009

    I also bought a toastmaster iron model 3305 which had that little tag on the cord about lead in the electrical cord. I believe that these products should not be sold. I saw the tag after I purchased the iron and opened the packaging.



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