Reuters is reporting that the non-profit Center for Environmental Health has detected levels of lead 10 times the legally allowed limit in a Curious George doll manufactured by Marvel and sold at Toys 'R Us.  Within hours of the announcement of the discovery of the lead-tainted toy, Marvel halted shipments of its Curious George toys from China and is pulling various samples from the factory for rush lead testing.


Marvel has not yet recalled the toys, but is working with the Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health to determine the extent of the problem. Stay tuned for further developments.