RECALL: More Kids Lead Hazard’s

by in children's health, Lead Exposure Hazard, Recalls



There were 3 new recalls yesterday for lead hazard warnings. I think it is safe to say that parents should pass on purchasing jewelry from dollar stores and vending machines.

1. Children’s Rings with Dice or Horseshoes are being recalled. The rings contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

These rings were subject to the July 2004 recall of 150 million pieces of children’s metal jewelry. The distributor placed the recalled rings that it had pulled from stores back into circulation.

The recalled rings are silver with either dice or horseshoes on top. The numbers on some of the dice are painted in various colors, others are not painted. The horseshoes have either pink and green or purple and yellow painted polka dots.

The rings were sold in vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores in the Baltimore, Maryland area from August 2004 through March 2007 for about 25 cents.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rings away from children and throw the rings away.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cardinal Distributing Co. Inc. at (800) 368-2062 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.vendingdepot.com

2. Oriental Trading Company Inc. is recalling about 132,000 Children’s Religious Fish Necklaces.

The recalled children’s necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

The recalled necklaces have a silver fish pendant that hangs from a black cord.

They were sold at the Oriental Trading Company Inc. Web site and catalog from January 2005 through January 2007 for about 70 cents.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and discard it and contact Oriental Trading Company Inc. for information on how to receive a full refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oriental Trading Company Inc. at (800) 723-6155 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.orientaltrading.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

3. Target is recalling about 5,000 Anima Bamboo Collection games. The toys in the bamboo game sets could contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

This recall involves Anima-Bamboo Collection Games. The games contain 38 bamboo pads, four ghosts, and one dice. The product’s packaging is an orange box with the words ‘Anima’ and ‘BAMBOO Collection Games’ are printed on each side.

The games were sold at Target stores nationwide from December 2006 through April 2007 for $10.

Consumers should immediately take the game away from children and return them to the nearest Target store for full refund, including applicable sales tax.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.target.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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