December 18th, 2006

Dangerous Products Recalled

The other day I had posted about the worst toys of all time. But one should not be so complacent as to think that bad products are a thing of the past. Below are recent recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, many of which are geared for children:

Children’s “Powerpuff Girls” Necklaces

“In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rhode Island Novelty, of Cumberland, R.I., is voluntarily recalling about 48,000 Children’s Powerpuff Girls necklaces. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.” Read more information.


Bell Rattles

“In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), BRIO AB, of Sweden, is voluntarily recalling about 5,550 BRIO Bell Rattles. The small bell positioned between the wood slats can break and allow access to small parts. This poses a choking hazard to young children.” Read more information.

Children’s Butterfly Necklaces

“In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), U.S. Toy Co. Inc., of Grandview, Mo., is voluntarily recalling about 29,000 Children’s Butterfly Necklaces. The clasps on the necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.” Read more information.

Children’s Boots

“In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), See Kai Run, of Woodinville, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 6,500 Children’s Boots. Metals snaps on the side closure of the boot can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.” Read more information.

Lemonade Jars

“In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lifetime Brands Inc., of Westbury, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 6,600 Gemco┬« Lemonade Jars. The metal spigot contains lead and is in direct contact with the contents of the lemonade jar. Lemonade and other beverages can cause the lead to leach from the spigot. Long-term exposure to lead in children may be associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.” Read more information.