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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 [Last update to this page: October 18, 2012 ]


October 2012

(CPSC, 10/17/12)—Children's Apparel Network Recalls Fleece Hoodie and T-Shirt Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard; Sold Exclusively at Target. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13008.html

September 2012

(CPSC, 9/27/12)—Captain Cutlass Pirate Toy Guns Recalled by Dillon Importing Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12285.html

February 2012

(TCHD, 2/9/12)—Lead poisoning cases related to use of Chinese medicinal products PDF, 31KB. NOTE: This is a Provider Alert, Not a CPSC recall.

January 2012

(CPSC, 1/24/12) — Mexican Wrestling Action Figures Recalled by Lee Carter Co. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12092.html

(CPSC, 1/5/12) — Children's Chairs and Stools Recalled by Elegant Gifts Mart Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12081.html


December 2011

(CPSC, 12/22/11) — Target Recalls Circo Childrens' Travel Cases Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12064.html

September 2011

(CPSC, 8/28/11) — LM Import & Export Recalls Toy Cars Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11335.html

August 2011

(CPSC, 8/4/11) — Build-A-Bear Workshop Recalls Lapel Pins Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11298.html

July 2011

CPSC Announces New, Lower Limit for Lead Content in Children's Products

WASHINGTON, D.C.(July 15, 2011) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted (3-2) that there was insufficient evidence to make a determination that manufacturers of children's products sold in the United States could not meet a total lead content limit of 100 parts per million (ppm) for a product or product category. The new total lead content limit, which is called for in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), goes into effect on August 14, 2011 for manufacturers, importers, retailers and distributors of children's products.

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including links to statements by CPSC Commissioners, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11278.html

June 2011

(CPSC, 6/30/11) — Cost Plus Inc. Recalls Wooden Animal Drum Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11263.html

(CPSC, 6/7/11) — EKSuccess Brands Recalls American Girl Crafts Jewelry Kit Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11239.html

May 2011

(CPSC, 5/5/11) — G.A. Gertmenian and Sons Recalls Toy Story 3 Bowling Game Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11217.html

April 2011

(CPSC, 4/12/11) — Girl's Clothing Recalled by My Michelle Due to Risk of Lead Exposure, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11195.html

This recall involves girl's tops and dresses sold in sizes small to extra large and 7 to 16. The garments were sold in various styles including: tops with beaded necklaces attached to the collar and tops with metallic beads attached to the collar. All styles of the tops and dresses have a black tag on the collar with pink print that reads "mymichelle." The jewelry and decorative trim attached to the girl's garments contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Army and Air Force Exchange (AAFES), K & G Fashion Superstore and other retail stores nationwide from January 2011 through March 2011 for about $38.

February 2011

(CPSC, 2/2/11) — CPSC Extends Stay of Enforcement for Testing and Certification of Lead Content in Children's Products Until December 31, 2011. Starting on December 31, 2011, manufacturers and importers of children's products that are subject to the lead content limit must have the appropriate certificates that indicate that their products have been tested by a CPSC-approved third party laboratory, in order for their products to be sold in the United States. Full press release at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11116.html.

January 2011

(FDA, 1/28/11) — Candy Dynamics Expands Recall to all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Products all flavors and all sizes. Circle City Marketing and Distributing, doing business as Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, IN, is issuing a voluntary recall of all Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® products, all flavors, 0.3 oz (8 g) size pieces. The product is imported from Pakistan. http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm241359.htm

  • Products:  All Toxic Waste brand Nuclear Sludge Products
  • Distributed: Distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders
  • Why: Contain elevated levels of lead
  • Illnesses reported: None
  • For more information:  Call Eileen O’Neal at 317-228-5012 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm EST)

(FDA release, 1/13/11) — Candy Dynamics Recalls Toxic Waste® brand Nuclear Sludge® Chew Bars all flavors -- Net wt. 0.7 oz (20 g) package. A recent test performed by the California Department of Public Health has indicated that a lot (#8288A) of the cherry flavor of the above-listed product contains elevated levels of lead (0.24 parts per million; the U.S. FDA tolerance is 0.1 ppm) that potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women. . http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm240012.htm


December 2010

(CSPC, 12/22/10) — Ceramic Banks Recalled by Oriental Trading Company Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11077.html

September 2010

"S T U F F" and Paw Wall Hooks Recalled By Midwest-CBK Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (9/29) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10357.html

Children's Mood Rings and Necklaces Recalled by D&D Distributing-Wholesale Due To Risk of Lead Exposure (9/21) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10350.html

August 2010

No recalls reported by CPSC email list. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

July 2010

Tween Brands Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry Due to High Levels of Cadmium (7/13) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10297.html

Daiso Recalls Children's Coin Purses and Jewelry Due to Risk of Lead Exposure (7/1) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10292.html

June 2010

Children's Jewelry Recalled by SmileMakers Due to High Levels of Cadmium (6/30) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10287.html

Youth Tiara Recalled by Wilton Industries Due to Lead Exposure Hazard (6/24) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10279.html

Target Recalls Children's Belts Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (6/17) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10268.html

McDonald's Recalls Movie Themed Drinking Glasses Due to Potential Cadmium Risk (6/5) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10257.html

May 2010

Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Charm Bracelets Due to High Levels of Cadmium (5/10) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10227.html

April 2010

Jo-Ann Stores to Pay $50,000 Civil Penalty for Violating Federal Lead Paint Ban (4/28) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10207.html

Hammary Furniture Recalls Chests and Tables Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (4/7) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10191.html

Bauer Recalls Children's Hockey Sticks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (4/1) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10189.html

March 2010

Do It Best Recalls Bicycle Bells Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (3/18), http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10174.html

Children's Bracelets Recalled by Chandigarh Fashion Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (3/3) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10153.html

Daiso To Pay $2 Million Civil Penalty for Violations of Federal Safety Laws and to Stop Importing Children's Products and Toys Into U.S. (3/2).  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10151.html
These violations include, but are not limited to, importing, distributing and selling toys with illegal levels of lead content, illegal levels of lead paint and phthalates, small parts on toys intended for children younger than three years old, and products that lack required warning labels.

February 2010

Allreds Design Recalls Baby Bracelets and Pacifier Clips Due to Risk of Lead Exposure (2/18) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10139.html

Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass. to Pay a $200,000 Civil Penalty for Violation of Lead Paint Ban and for Failure to Report. (2/5) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10133.html

Children's Greeting Cards with Bracelets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (2/2) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10128.html

Children's Toy Jewelry Sets Recalled by Playmates Toys; Charms Violate the Total Lead Standard (2/2) http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10131.html

January 2010

FAF Inc. Recalls Children's Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Walmart Stores Due to High Levels of Cadmium (1/29). http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10127.html

Horse Toy Figures Recalled by Blip Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (1/26)
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10120.html

Jide Trading Recalls Toy Military Figure Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard (1/7)
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10098.html


December 2009

CPSC Extends the Stay of Enforcement on Testing and Certification Requirements for Many Children's Products; New Flexibility Granted on Component Parts Testing Policy for Lead http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10083.html

Timberland Recalls Children's Boots Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10076.html

Toy Trucks Recalled by Variety Wholesalers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10061.html

 

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