Dinosaur Play Sets Recalled Due To Excessive Lead Levels
The Rockland County Department of Health announces that the Consumer Product Safety Commission and their manufacturers are recalling children’s toys due to lead poisoning.
The recalled product(s) contain high levels of lead and should be taken away from children. “Lead is toxic and a health risk to young children who have a tendency to put things in their mouths,” said Rockland County Commissioner of Health Dr. Joan Facelle. “As an overall prevention strategy to protect children from lead poisoning, children should have their blood lead levels checked by their pediatricians at ages one and two.”
Name of Product: Dinosaur Play Sets
Units: About 50
Importer: DND Imports, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The surface paint on the monkey figure contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the “Dinosaur Era 2 Hunting Dinosaur” play set. Each play set contains a dinosaur, a helicopter, trees, a hunter, a monkey and various hunting equipment.
Sold at: DND Trading in Los Angeles throughout December 2008 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should discard the monkey figure immediately to remove the hazard and contact the firm for a refund or exchange.