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We've deleted Promise 228 on lead-free toys

When we researched Promise No. 228 -- President Obama's vow to sign the Lead-Free Toys Act -- we discovered that President George W. Bush beat him to the punch.

The act was folded in to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The bill passed the House on July 30, 2008, by a vote of 424-1 and passed the Senate on July 31, 2008, by a vote of 89-3. Bush signed it on Aug. 15, 2008.

The act bans lead above a specified trace amount in any children's product.

Since it was Bush and not Obama who fulfilled this promise, we've deleted it from our database.