Lead Found in Children's Flashlights
CPSC Announces Recalls

Recalled Flashlights

March 9, 2006

On March 1, 2006, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of The Little Tikes Co. animal-shaped flashlights sold at Target stores. These flashlights contain lead paint that poses a health hazard if it is eaten. The flashlights were sold nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $10. The CPSC recommends that the flashlights be taken away from children immediately. Adults should contact Little Tikes for a free replacement flashlight or a refund.

For more about the recall and lead in products, see:

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

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