October 24, 2008 | Filed Under Product Alert
Lead has been found in several products that your children may have.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF LEAD ARE VERY SERIOUS!
“Lead can damage the most vulnerable without warning. Experts say sucking on or mouthing a lead-laced toy can cause damage that might not be readily apparent to caregivers or doctors. Possible symptoms of lead poisoning – such as irritability, a drop in IQ and poor school performance – could easily be confused with other ailments. Repeatedly sucking on or swallowing heavily leaded items can bring on a range of symptoms, from prolonged vomiting, diarrhea and cramping to possible death.” Parent Central
1. An orange mini hockey stick with “Canada” painted on the shaft in black letters. Sold to retailers nationwide.
2. A jewellery kit - “CTG Kool Charmz” - The charm bracelet gift set contains 1 bracelet with 5 interchangable charms. The charms are multicoloured, with glitter and nautical themes. The labelling on the package says “for ages 8 and up” and “lead free/nickel free”.
3. A pewter scrapbook charms “Make-It Special Pewter Embellishments” sold at the Dollar Store.
4. Pacifiers from “My Baby” brand pacifiers.
5. A “Super Dooper Charms” Children’s Charm Craft Kit and “Shoelace Charms” The craft kits contain components (i.e., charms, beads, wire, clasps) to assemble necklaces, jewellery accessories or charms that can be hooked on shoelaces, backpacks or used as zipper pulls.jewellery-making kit
6. Hannah Montana bracelet bought at Wal-Mart.
7. Glow Star necklaces