By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
With Christmas coming soon, parents and grandparents are gearing up to buy toys for the children in their lives. But gift shoppers need to be careful, a number of toys have been recalled because they have been found to contain more than the allowed amount of lead. Unfortunately, some of these items are still for sale on some internet channels, so buyers need to beware.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission is reporting that the MacPherson’s Company (operating as Art Alternatives) has issued a voluntary recall on a product called “Little Artist Easels” and is encouraging parents to take the toys away from their children, and exchange them for new ones. The toys with the lead problem were manufactured in China, and are mostly sold in art supply shops and over the internet. The recall is for all such toys purchased from July 2004 until the present. Items subject to recall will have the item number, A13301, and a UPC code of 082435133010. If parents want to exchange a toy, or if they do not have access to the item code or UPC code, they can call the company at 1-866-319-5335 between 8am and 4:30 pm (PT) Monday through Friday, or email email@example.com.
Lead poisoning can lead to lower IQ, anemia, muscle weakness, and brain damage. Concerned parents can visit CDC Lead Recalls.</a to see a list of lead recalls put out by the US government.
Read more about other recalled toys at Parent alert: Toy recall manufactured in China – contains lead.</a