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, 2010

June 25, 2010

June 24, 2010

June 22, 2010

June 17, 2010

June 16, 2010

June 15, 2010

June 10 , 2010

June 08, 2010

June 04, 2010

June 03, 2010

June 02, 2010

May 27 , 2010

May 21 , 2010

May 20 , 2010

May 18 , 2010

May 17 , 2010

May 13 , 2010

May 12 , 2010

May 10 , 2010

May 07 , 2010

May 05 , 2010

May 04 , 2010

April 30, 2010

April 29, 2010

April 28, 2010

April 27, 2010

April 26, 2010

April 21, 2010

April 15, 2010

April 13, 2010

April 08, 2010

April 07, 2010

April 06, 2010

April 01, 2010

 


 

 

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