by StephanieLynn » May 19, 2019 We are in the market for a new vacuum, previously we've had a Dyson Animal (the first one ever made) and a Dyson Ball, no complaints but the Ball sucked up a Lego at some point that bent a blade in the motor somehow and now it makes the most awful noise. So decided maybe it's time to get another vacuum, I'm not married to Dyson so started looking at all the different makes and models. Well in my research I've been comparison shopping and as much as I don't like Walmart, they do have the cheapest prices which is handy for price matching. Anyways here I am looking into this one vacuum when I scroll down and see a box with the following message: "This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling". Wait.....lead in vacuums, maybe I'm ignorant but it never occurred to me to worry about this and it's a concern since we do have young children in the house, even so I do not particularly want to be touching something with lead paint on a daily basis. So it looks like we are going with Dyson again because I found a post on FB where someone asked them about this and they responded that their machines do not contain lead. Yikes, can't even buy an appliance without the threat of heavy metal exposure, scary!