Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Recent Toy Recalls

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released two toy-related reports this week. The first is for Shape Sorting Toy Castles made by Infantion LLC of San Diego, CA. The problem lies in a plastic rod that can come loose, allowing the colored beans to slide off and pose a choking hazard. These castles have been on sale at Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls and Meijers.

The second recall is for Essentials for Kids Jewelry Sets which were imported from China through Future Industries of Cliffwood Beach, NJ. These items are being recalled because of high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause a range of adverse health effects. The items include a necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings made of plastic beads, necklaces with painted metallic pendants in the shape of shoes, girls, blackboards with lettering or school buses. Also recalled are other jewelry sets with seven pendants, one for each day of the week.

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