High Lead Levels Prompt Major Plaything Take-Backs

 - Jan 10, 2010
References: thedailygreen & circleofmoms
Over 70 companies are recalling toys due to safety concerns. Excessive lead levels is the most common reason for the recalls, but small sized items presenting choking hazards are also included. Most of the items were manufactured in China and a few in other parts of Asia. At least one manufacturer in Brazil and two in the U.S. are also recalling items.

The list of items includes Harry Potter bookends and Disney-licensed Pirates of the Caribbean toys. While many have been sold through Dollar stores and Wal-Mart, Nordstrom and non-bargain retailers are involved. Everything from shoes and clothing to action figures, books, candles, baby furniture, crafts kits, cosmetics, jewelry, and MP3 players are implicated.

The take-home message for parents may be, buy fewer toys and purchase carefully. Check the list at thedailygreen by following the ‘read more’ link below.