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GLIN==> Mercury Battery in Kellogg Cerial Toy



A Maine newspaper is reporting the Michigan-based corp. Kelloggs is using
mercury-containing batteries in a "spidey signal toy" included
with their breakfast cereal.

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/040703mercury.shtml

Here is Michigan's law on mercury in batteries offered for sale
or promotion......I don't have enough facts to know if the batteries would
be prohibited here in Michigan, but Kelloggs has recalled this product
in Connecticut and New Hampshire because of mercury battery bans there.
A major grocery chain in Maine has pulled the cereal.

Quite frankly, the use of any mercury battery in such promotions
raises significant questions concerning judgement and corporate practice.
......

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)

Act 451 of 1994

324.17105a Batteries containing intentionally introduced mercury; sales or offers prohibited.

Sec. 17105a.

(1) Except for alkaline manganese button cell batteries that have a mercury content of 25 milligrams or less, a person shall not sell, offer for sale, or offer for promotional purposes an alkaline manganese battery manufactured on or after January 1, 1996 that contains intentionally introduced mercury.

(2) A person shall not sell, offer for sale, or offer for promotional purposes a zinc carbon battery manufactured on or after January 1, 1996 that contains intentionally introduced mercury.

History: Add. 1995, Act 124, Imd. Eff. June 30, 1995 .

Popular Name: Act 451

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