This article lists 61 toys made in China that are being recalled due to safety issues, most because of toxic lead paint.
Here are a couple of the most scary:
High School Musical Manicure Kits
Fantas-Eyes Inc., of New York, N.Y. has recalled about 15,000 High School Musical manicure kits manufactured in China because the glitter lettering “High School Musical” on the pouch that contains the manicure kit contains excessive levels of lead.
The recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Jan. 27, 2009.
The 7 1/2-inch by 4 3/4-inch plastic see-through pouch has a pink zipper with “High School Musical” printed in yellow gold with glitter and “Sharpay” printed in dark red on one side.
The manicure kits was sold by LTD Commodities and ABC distributing catalogs and Web Sites and on http://www.lakeside.com from September 2008 to November 2008 for about $11.
Consumers can get a replacement pouch by contacting Fantas-Eyes at (800) 352-7419 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at www.Fantas-Eyes.com.
< NOTE: a manicure kit! How many kids have you seen chewing on their finger nails? So, they use the kit, transfer the paint to their fingers, then stick them in their mouths! GACK!>
Muniré Crib and Matching Furniture
Muniré Furniture Inc., of Piscataway, N.J., is recalling 9,000 pieces of baby furniture, including 3,000 cribs, because red paint underneath the black top coat is laced with lead.
One child has already been diagnosed with lead poisoning after chewing on the crib, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The “Newport Rubbed Black 4-in-1” cribs and matching furniture are made of wood and have a rubbed black finish. Only the “Newport Rubbed Black” cribs and matching furniture manufactured in Indonesia between April 2006 and November 2008 are included in this recall. The model number, date and country of manufacture are printed on the label attached to the side panel of the crib and the date of manufacture is on the back panel of the furniture. Models listed below are included in the recall:
Model No. / Name
- 7900 / Newport Lifetime Crib
- 7918 / Hutch for Combo & Double Dresser
- 7915 / Mirror
- 7908 / Combo
- 7902 / Nightstand
- 7907 / Conversion Kit for Lifetime Crib
- 7905 / 5-Drawer Dresser
- 7929 / Armoire
- 7975 / Guardrail for Lifetime Crib
- 7906 / Double Dresser
- 7914 / Bookcase
- 7901 / Newport Olde World Crib
< NOTE: So, will somebody explain to me why we are still having China build our kids’ toys? GOOD GRIEF!>