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

December

Toys recalled for containing lead and other hazards

CPSC Delivers the ABC's of Toy Safety

December 27, 2007

December 21, 2007

December 13, 2007

December 12, 2007

Decembe r07, 2007

December 06, 2007

December 05, 2007

December 03, 2007

November

November 27, 2007

November 21, 2007

November 16, 2007

November 15, 2007

November 08, 2007

November 07, 2007

November 06, 2007

November 01, 2007

 

October

October 31, 2007

October 25, 2007

October 22, 2007

October 17, 2007

October 11, 2007

October 09, 2007

October 04, 2007

September

September 26, 2007

September 04, 2007

 

August

August 30, 2007

August 28  

August 22

August 21

   August 14

   August 3

   August 2

   August 1

 

   July 20, 2007

   July 18

 

   June 19, 2007

 

   June 13

   June 12

 

 

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