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Lead in Toys: Again, Again and Again
September 27, 2007
Updated: December 13, 2007

lead Once again, lead has been found in children's toys and jewelry and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced more recalls of these products. Lead poses a health hazard if it is eaten and it is toxic to many organs of the body. It is especially dangerous because it can damage the brain and peripheral nerves. Lead can affect anyone, but children are especially at risk because they are still growing rapidly.

The new products that have been recalled since September 27, 2007:

The CPSC recommends that these products should not be handled or used. Adults should return the items to the retailer for a refund or replacement.

Examples of Recalled Products:

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In October, November and December of 2007, the Consumer Product Safety Commission added more items to the recall list because their paint contains a high level of lead. These products include:

For more about lead in products, see:

  1. Lead and the Nervous System - Neuroscience for Kids
  2. More Lead Recalls (2) - Neuroscience for Kids
  3. More Lead Recalls (1) - Neuroscience for Kids
  4. Lead Found in Children's Sunglasses - Neuroscience for Kids
  5. FDA Warns of Lead Contamination in Some Mexican Candy - Neuroscience for Kids
  6. CPSC Warns of Lead Contamination in Jewelry...Again! - Neuroscience for Kids
  7. CPSC Warns of Lead Contamination in Vending Machine Jewelry - Neuroscience for Kids
  8. Lead Found in Children's Fishing Poles and Karaoke Players - Neuroscience for Kids

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