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

Toys recalled for containing lead and infant/child product recalls

 

July 28, 2011

July 27, 2011

July 20, 2011

July 07, 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

                                                               

New York State Department of Health

www.health.state.ny.us/

environmental/children/recalls.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/faq/jewelry.htm