Two more children's products have been recalled because they contain excessive levels of lead paint, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The latest in a string of recalls, like almost all previous toys recalled for lead paint, were for items manufactured in China.
Lead paint can cause irreversible brain damage, lowering IQ and causing behavioral problems. Pregnant women can pass lead to fetuses, and young children are also particularly susceptible.
Here are the details about the latest recalls:
Funtastic has recalled about 26,000 sets of "Hillbilly" fake teeth because the gray surface paint contains excessive lead. This recall involves a 2-pack fake Hillbilly Teeth marked item # 2657. The item number is printed on the packaging. The gums are brown and the teeth are yellow. The novelty items were sold at grocery, drug and convenience stores from March 2005 through March 2008 for about $2.
For a refund, contact Funtastic at 800-434-5207 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.funtastictoy.com.
Hillbilly fake teeth recall: Lead paint again.
Michaels Stores has also recalled seasonal writing pens because of lead paint. Recalled pens include 310,000 "Flower Writers," "Christmas Writers," Easter Writers," and "Spooky Writers." They were sold between August 2007 and March 2008 for about $1.
For a refund or more information, call 800-642-4235 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.michaels.com.
Michaels' seasonal pens recall: Lead paint again.
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