Sunday, October 26, 2008

Public Service Announcement: Target Pumpkins are Bad for your Health

I have spent the last 45minutes trying to find a picture of the offensive pumpkin, but I cannot. is my pathetic example.

You know those pumpkins that you can buy at most stores that are hard foam and painted and already carved and already have a light bulb shoved up their butt??? I've always wanted one and we have a blank spot in our outdoor Halloween decorations. We were at Target the other day and they had a bunch of cute ones, for a rather reasonable price so we threw 4 into the cart. One of the four was a little one that didn't have a plug-in light, but required batteries for it to light up. So while waiting in line to check-out I flipped it over to see what kind of batteries we needed, since Target is nice enough to line their check-out aisles in things you forgot while you were shopping around such as batteries.

This is what I found on the bottom of the pumpkin:

Since the picture is small and fuzzy (cameraphone), here is what it says:

PROP 65 WARNING. This product contains chemicals including lead, known in the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects of other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Wanna know how quick those pumpkins were out of my cart?

I am flabbergasted. Seriously? I cannot believe that they would sell something like that. As I almost literally threw the pumpkins out of the cart the woman behind me asked what was wrong. I explained and she joined me in my freakout.

Here I am in the midst of trying to make a baby and I had my hands all over those pumpkins!!!! I know, I know, I am overreacting a bit. But still. Reproductive Harm??? As if I wasn't scared enough about harming futurebaby.



Travelher and Pufferfish said...

Oh, the things we don't know. Don't use any Clorox products either. Seriously bad for you.

JamieD said...

I am shocked and horrified with you!! To think we carry on about toys from overseas and lead content, etc, etc and here is Target sneaking poisonous pumpkins into our homes!