03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Citizen Activists Help ID Unsafe Toys

When the Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered a recall of half a million pieces of lead jewelry yesterday, it had two unusual partners: Ward Stone and his 10-year-old daughter, Montana.

Mr. Stone, a wildlife pathologist in New York's Department of Environmental Conservation, and his daughter discovered the hazardous levels of lead in dozens of children's necklaces and bracelets sold at stores like Michaels and Big Lots after they tested jewelry that Montana had received at birthday parties.

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