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October 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

US Customs seizes Halloween costumes in Seattle

The Associated Press

More than 1,300 Halloween costumes made in China were recently seized because of high levels of lead detected in the buttons.

Customs and Border Protection says two shipments headed for a distributor in the Seattle area were tested and found to have 11 times the acceptable level of lead.

The agency says the pirate costumes valued at more than $10,000 will be destroyed.

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