Friday, October 5, 2007

Tiger Home Inspection Offers Free Lead Paint Inspection of Toys

Tiger Home Inspection in Braintree is offering to provide FREE inspections of toys to determine if they are contaminated with lead paint.
Principals Carl Pucci, Sean Rizzo and Jay Rizzo said that increased publicity about lead contamination in toys, imported products in particular, led them to make this offer. Although Tiger Home Inspection does not offer lead paint inspection as part of its ongoing services, they have retained the services of an independent, licensed lead paint inspector to make this offer possible. There is no charge for the service; it is open to anyone who has a concern that a child’s toy may be contaminated with lead paint.

Individuals may bring the toys to the Tiger building at 969 Washington Street, Braintree, anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program will run through the end of October; inspection results will be available within three days.
Rizzo noted that recent newspaper articles citing the dangers of toys, particularly Chinese-manufactured products, have caused great concern among area parents. News reports cited announcements from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that there have been multiple recalls of 600,000 Chinese-made toys, due to lead paint content. While the U.S. banned lead paint from painted toys nearly 30 years ago, toys manufactured in other countries, including China, are not bound by the same restrictions. The largest concern over lead paint contamination has come from imported toys, and there have been more than 50 individual recalls. (Bay State Parent magazine has a list of the latest recalls at:

“We are pleased to be able to offer this service,” said Rizzo. “We hope that people will take advantage of this. There is absolutely no obligation, there are no strings attached. Our business is about providing inspections, reassurance and peace of mind, and we are fortunate to have the resources available to us to help out in this time of concern.”

About Tiger Home Inspection
Tiger Home Inspection is one of the largest inspection companies in the Northeast, employing more than 40 full-time inspectors and 10 marketing representatives throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire. The company conducted more than 20,000 inspections last year. A menu of inspection services is available, with traditional home inspection beginning as low as $315. The firm maintains central offices at 969 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184. Tiger Home Inspection was named to the “Best of Boston” by Boston Magazine in 2007. For additional information on services provided by Tiger Home Inspection, visit

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