More Products Recalled Because of Lead
December 18, 2006
Since December 1, 2006, the US Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the voluntary recall of
several products, including some children's jewelry, because these items
contain lead. 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
The recalled products include:
- Children's "Powerpuff Girls" Necklaces: About 48,000 necklaces
imported by Rhode Island Novelty, of Cumberland, R.I. and sold
from March 2003 and November 2006.
- Children's Butterfly Necklaces: About 29,000 necklaces made by U.S.
Toy Co. Inc., of Grandview, Mo., and sold from October 2005 through
- The Land of Nod Furniture: About 2,000 pieces of Land of Nod furniture
imported by The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill., and sold from September
2003 to August 2006.
- Lifetime Brands Inc., Recalls Lemonade Jars: About 6,600 jars
imported by Lifetime Brands Inc., of Westbury, N.Y. and sold from April
through November 2006. The metal spigot of the jar contains lead.
The CPSC recommends that these products should not be handled or used.
Adults should return the items to the retailer for a refund or
For more about the recall and lead in products, see:
- Lead and the Nervous System - Neuroscience
"Powerpuff Girls" Necklaces Recalled - CPSC
Butterfly Necklaces Recalled - CPSC
Land of NodŽ Furniture Recalled - CPSC
Mood Necklaces and Diva Necklaces - CPSC
Brands Inc., Recalls Lemonade Jars - CPSC
Found in Children's Sunglasses - Neuroscience for Kids
- FDA Warns of Lead Contamination in Some
Mexican Candy - Neuroscience for Kids
- CPSC Warns of Lead Contamination in
Jewelry...Again! - Neuroscience for Kids
- CPSC Warns of Lead Contamination
in Vending Machine Jewelry - Neuroscience for Kids
- Lead Found in Children's Fishing Poles and
Karaoke Players - Neuroscience for Kids
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