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 27, 2008

June 26 , 2008

June 24 , 2008

June  19, 2008

June  12, 2008

June  10, 2008

June  05, 2008

June  03, 2008

May 29, 2008

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May 15, 2008

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May 01, 2008

April 29, 2008

April 24, 2008

April 22, 2008

April 18, 2008

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April 16, 2008

April 14, 2008

April 10, 2008

April 09, 2008

April 08, 2008

April 07, 2008

April 03, 2008

April 02, 2008

April 01, 2008

 

 

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