Media Advisory - Children, Steelworkers test toys for toxics in Calgary

    CALGARY, Nov. 26 /CNW/ - As more toxic toys are recalled, the United
Steelworkers (USW) is calling on politicians to ensure that consumer products
are made safe for our children by making more of them in Canada.
    Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, Steelworkers will be testing childrens' toys
for lead at a home in Calgary with children and parents present. It's part of
a continent-wide effort by the union to get the lead out - and highlight the
dangers of deregulated trade.

    The home testing event, which will use lead testing kits made available by
the USW, will take place:

                             Tuesday, November 27
                                    10 am

                         209 Aboyne Place NE, Calgary

           - approach via Highway 1 - which is 16 Ave NE near site
                             -south on 68 Street
                     - slight right on 12 Avenue NE Exit
                        - left on Abbotsford Drive NE
                           - right on Aboyne Way NE
                  - the right on Aboyne Place and residence

    The USW is Canada's most diverse union, representing more than 280,000
men and women working in every sector of Canada's economy.
    For more information, visit the Steelworkers' toxic trade website at

For further information:

For further information: Lana Heaman, (403) 922-5589, Keith Turcotte,
(403) 999-6162

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