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Buttons

As part of their 'think Toy Safety? promotional campaign of the 1970s the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered 80,000 buttons. Unfortunately, the buttons themselves were dangerous. Their edges were sharp, the fasteners unsnapped too easily and-worst of all'the buttons had been coated with lead paint.

Book of Lists, 1980 - Irving Wallace, Wm. Morrow & Co., NY, NY