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Lead in Dresses
April 13, 2011

lead The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has not issued a recall concerning lead since December 22, 2010. Unfortunately, lead has turned up in another product intended for children: girl's clothing distributed by "My Michelle" of New York, NY.

High lead levels have been found in the jewelry and decorative trim of girl's dresses. These dresses have beaded necklaces and metallic beads attached to the collar of the clothing. The items were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Army and Air Force Exchange (AAFES), K & G Fashion Superstore and other stores from January 2011 through March 2011 for about $38.

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 CPSC recommends that the clothing be taken away from children and My Michelle should be contacted for a full refund.

Examples of Recalled Products:


For more about lead in products, see:

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

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