Hannah Montana's Bag Pumped With Lead?

3/20/2008 1:33 PM PDT
You may think that Miley Cyrus makes you ill for your own reasons, but one environmental-health watchdog says that some gear bearing her likeness and her Hannah Montana brand might pose a real health risk to kids.

According to a new report by the Center for Environment Health -- not a government agency, but a non-profit in Oakland -- five Chinese-made products in the Hannah Montana line were tested to have lead content in their paint, as much as 14 times the federal standard. Excessive lead content, leading to lead poisoning, has been known to cause irreversible neurological damage and kidney and heart disease -- much like Miley's music!

TMZ called the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ask if any of the products had been recalled, but haven't heard back yet. Nor have we heard from Miley's rep. Disney says, "We require all licensed producers of products using Disney characters to test their products and to comply with all applicable product safety laws and standards."