Children's Toy Companies Recall Products due to Excessive Lead Levels
Recently, Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL has recalled its Leisure Way pink-butterfly-themed children's camp chair and swings and LaRose Industries of Randolph, NJ recalled several of its Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations products due to excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead standard. Lead is a cumulative toxin that affects the body's nervous system and bloodstream and is particularly harmful to young children.
Far East Brokers announced the recall of its children's products due to excessive levels of lead found in the screen-printing on the fabric of the chairs and swings, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard. The affected camp chairs, moon chairs and swings were sold between January and April 2016 and can be identified by the tracking label sewn into the seat of each chair, the date, “Tracking # November/2015,” and the words, “Distributed by: Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc.”
LaRose Industries announced the recall of its jewelry making kit and one refill product due to the “slider bracelet” in the kit containing high levels of lead. The affected products were sold at Kmart, Toys R' Us, Walmart, Target and other retailers from April 2015 to August 2015. These products can be identified by the UPC code printed on the outside of the product box and on the bottom of the “Gem Machine.”
Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine – Jewelry Making Kit. UPC: 884920174504.
Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and Slider Bracelets – Refill Components for the Jewelry Making Kit. UPC: 884920174849.
My Look Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine – Jewelry Making Kit. UPC: 884920466340.
There have been no reports of illnesses or injuries associated with these products. Lead exposure is hazardous to children and may increase their risk of damage to the brain and nervous system, slowed growth and development, learning and behavior problems and hearing and speech impairments. Babies and small children may be at a higher risk for toxicity by putting lead-based products or dust in their mouths or on their hands.
If your child has been diagnosed with lead poisoning due to excessive levels of lead in a children's product, you may be entitled to compensation. To ensure you receive fair compensation, you need an experienced personal injury attorney with a longstanding and proven record of delivering justice to their clients. Contact the product liability lawyers at Levine & Slavit, PLLC and schedule your consultation today.