Over the past few months, I've been telling you about various recalls as they relate to children’s products. Some have dealt with unsafe toys or strollers, while others have centered around products such as clothing that pose a hazard. I've also repeatedly mentioned products that violate lead paint standards.Well, now comes word from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission of yet another recall where potentially unsafe paint has been found on a child’s product.
Today, the CPSC in cooperation with Do It Best Corp. of Fort Wayne, Indiana announced a voluntary recall of bout 1,000 units of a product called Bicycle Bells. The CPSC advised that consumers stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The problem centers around a hazard with the red paint on the bicycle bells. Officials say they contain excessive lead levels and violate the federal lead paint standard.
The bells are red, black and white. The green and white packaging reads "bike bell" and "$1" and were sold at Dollar Stores and Do It Best Hardware stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $1.
Consumers should immediately remove the bicycle bells and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.
It should be noted that the bells were manufactured by Botou Baite Bike Bell Co. Ltd., of Botou City, China. You may recall news reports of problems with products containing excessive levels of lead paint that originated from China. This is obviously an ongoing problem based on the amount of recalls of Chinese products we've seen over the past few years.
In 2007, my firm was responsible for causing a national recall of 450,000 tires manufactured in China, and filed a class action lawsuit to compel Mattel to provide free testing of all children who played with lead toys. As a child advocate with a focus on cases involving dangerous children's products, I have first hand experience when it comes to handling these types of cases.
My focus is on keeping kids safe and know child injuries are very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child was injured as a result of a faulty or recalled consumer product please contact child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.