Department of

Health

 

140 County Highway 33W

Suite 3

Cooperstown, NY 13326

Message to Parents

Toys Recalled for Containing Lead

 

Lead is a hazardous substance that can cause irreversible brain damage in children.  The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 400,000 children between the ages of one and five have dangerously elevated levels of lead in their blood, many encountering physical problems as the result of playing with toys.  The CDC also reports that in 2003, a four-year-old Oregon boy died after swallowing a toy necklace and in February 2006 a four-year-old Minnesota boy died after ingesting a metallic charm.  In both cases, the boys died many day after ingesting the objects.

Within the past year, the CPSC has reported 15 instances of companies recalling children’s toys containing lead.  Most recently, U.S. Toy Co., of Grandview, Mo., voluntarily recalled 113,800 necklaces shaped like a butterfly because the pendant contained high levels of lead.

 

Lead Prevention Program

Alerts, Advisories & Reports

 

June 30 , 2011

June 29 , 2011

June 23 , 2011

June 16 , 2011

June 15 , 2011

June 10 , 2011

June 07 , 2011

June 01 , 2011

May 31, 2011

May 27, 2011

May 24, 2011

May 12, 2011

May 11 , 2011

May 06 , 2011

May 05 , 2011

May 03 , 2011

April 26 , 2011

April 21 , 2011

April 14 , 2011

April 12 , 2011

April 07 , 2011

April 05 , 2011

April 04 , 2011

 


 

 

Phone: 607-5474230

Fax:      607-547-4385

Office Hours:     9:00 - 5:00

Summer Hours: 8:00 - 4:00

                             (July - August)

For more information on recall topics visit the following websites:

U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission