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 30, 2008

December 23, 2008

December 18, 2008

December 17, 2008

December 04, 2008

December 03, 2008

December 02, 2008

November 25, 2008

November 20, 2008

November 19, 2008

November 13, 2008

November 12, 2008

November 05, 2008

November 04, 2008

October 30 , 2008

October 29 , 2008

October 23 , 2008

October 22 , 2008

October 21 , 2008

October 16 , 2008

October 15 , 2008

October 14 , 2008

October 09, 2008

October08 , 2008

October 07 , 2008

October 02 , 2008

October 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