Lead, one of the most dangerous of environmental toxins and linked to irreversible brain injury resulting in diminished intellectual ability in children, has been found once again this week in seven new kid-centric toys and accessories. All recalled items were manufactured in China.
As in earlier recalls, the companies involved include major brands in both the toy and retail industries, adding to parental concerns about safety in the toy box.
The lead list for the week of October 1 are:
Kay-Bee Toys:Wooden Pull-Along Alphabet & Math Blocks Wagons, Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagons, 10-in-1 Activity Learning Carts, and Flip-Flop Alphabet Blocks. More info at KayBee Info.
Sports Authority: Aluminum Water Bottles w/ Lead Paint Designs. Call (800) 360-8721 Sports Authority Recall Hotline.
Eveready Battery Company: "Pirates of the Caribbean" medallion squeeze lights, which is gold-colored and about 1¾-inches across. It is attached to a leather strap and metal clasp. More info at Energizer.com.
Dollar General: Key chains with a coiled cord and a metal charm with one of the following engraved words: "wisdom", "truth", "believe", "love", "hope", or "dream". The key chains were sold on a cardboard tab with floral designs and the words "Metal Keyring" and "$1" on the front.
Dollar General: Frankenstein tumblers including green, plastic, Frankenstein head-shaped tumblers.
Baby Einstein: The blue block included with the Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks, Model 30726 and Model 30881. The blocks are made of soft textures and come in different colors. Only date codes of GE7, GF7, and GG7 are included in this recall. The model number and date code are printed on the labels affixed to the green-colored block. Details at KidsII website.
Toys "R" Us: Totally Me! Funky Room Décor Sets designed to make various room décor projects and includes a clock, clock movement, satin fabric, round box, door hanger, mirror, paper mirror frame, glitter glue, sticker sheet, foam shapes, sequins, seed beads, elastic cord, fabric flowers, and gem stones. The part containing lead is the mirror. Manufactured by CKI Toys of Hong Kong and sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com. More info at Toys "R" Us.
Winnie the Pooh, Lady Bug & Flower, Hope & Courage, Star, Sun & Rainbow, Sun & Moon, Coffee, Follow Him & Cross, Monkey & Bananas Clip Bookmarks: Antioch Publishing
Mother's Touch, Breast Cancer Bookmarks Sold w/ Bracelets: Antioch Publishing
Cherry Blossoms, Sweetheart, Sassy Journals: Antioch Publishing
Dragon, Hugging Cat Bookmarks: Antioch Publishing http://www.thedailygreen.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=7604 More Coverage of Toxic Toys on The Daily Green:
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