Periodically, The Consumer Product Safety Commission issues recalls on various products, including children's products. Over the past few months, I've blogged about everything from defective cribs to unsafe high chairs deemed unsafe. But it's not everyday that the CPSC issues four separate recalls involving products used by kids.
On Tuesday, February 2, 2010 The CPSC recalled as many as 174,000 Children's Greeting Cards with bracelets because of a violation of lead paint standard. The product in question is Papyrus brand greeting cards with bracelets. The surface paint coating on the bracelets sold with greeting cards contain excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard and were made in china.
The CPSC also recalled two different brands children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings that can pose a strangulation hazard. The first recall is from New Mode Sportswear. More than 7.000 units were recalled and were distributed by the company from Garden Grove, CA. They were sold at various T-shirt outlets from January 2006 through July 2006 for about $6 and were manufactured in China. The second involves children's jackets with Drawstrings manufactured by GTM Sportswear. In this case as many as 210,000 were recalled and came from a distribution plant in Manhattan, Kansas. Again, they originated in China.
Finally we have a toy alert to tell you about. The CPSC has also recalled some children's toy jewelry sets sold by Playmates Toys. It seems the charms violate the total lead standard. The product in question are called Tiny Tink and Friends Children Toys Jewelry Sets. About 250,000 units were sold. The problem? A cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain levels of total lead in excess of 300 ppm, which is prohibited under federal law. They were sold at various retailers nationwide from November 2008 through November 2009 for between $6 and $8 and yes the products were manufactured in China.
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.