Do you know how to test paint? How cautious do we need to be?
There are special "kits" you can buy. You mix up a solution, scrape a bit of your paint off the wall or wherever, and put a drop on the paint. The color somehow tells you if there's lead. One is called the Lead Detective.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood lead poisoning is the number one environmental health risk facing children in industrialized countries today. In the United States, more than three million children age six and younger-- that's one out of every six children -- already have toxic levels of lead in their bodies.
They have just released news that the home lead tests fail more than 50% of the time. So saying that how can we test them...as of now we can't. Listen for more recalls to be issued in the next few days. If you are unsure about your toys I suggest removing all of them for the time being and get creative making your own play dough, paper crafts ect.
We tried a few lead test kits from http://amazon.com and http://check4lead.com. Most tests are simple to use and don't cost very much. When it comes to our kids safety we dont mess around. If you have any thoughts as to lead poisoning, take you child to the doctor for a blood test. Lead can affect your kids ability to learn and or be successful.