Public Health Warns of Lead Poisoning Hazards in Recalled Children’s Products

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today warned parents and caregivers about the potential health risks associated with several recalled children’s toys, clothes, and other products. The recalled items (listed below) contain lead levels that exceed federal safety standards, putting children at risk for lead poisoning.

Parents and caregivers of young children are urged to stop using these products and consider testing children for lead exposure.

Children less than six years old are at a higher risk of lead exposure because their bodies are still developing, and they tend to put their hands or contaminated objects in their mouths.

A child with lead poisoning may not have visible signs or symptoms. If a child was exposed to lead, parents or caregivers should talk to their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood lead test.

Even in small amounts, lead can have harmful effects on the body that create lifelong learning, behavioral, reproductive, cardiovascular, and other health problems.

Here is a list of the recalled children’s products that contain high lead levels and contact information for consumers to request a refund of the item’s full purchase price:

Product

Consumer Contact

Green Sprouts Toddler’s Stainless Steel Bottles and Cups

Website: https://greensproutsbaby.com/pages/swssbrecall

E-mail: [email protected]GreenSprouts.com

Phone: (800) 876-1574

Bentex Children’s Clothing Sets

Website: http://www.bentex.com/recall

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (800) 451-0285

BS Interactive Stashables Children’s Ramp Sets

Website: http://www.stash-direct.com/recall/

E-mail: [email protected]direct.com

Phone: (888) 808-0173

Tangame Busy Toy Houses

E-mail: [email protected]

Anker Play Products Bolt Foldable Children’s Scooters

Website: http://www.ankerpp.com/recall-scooter/

E-mail: [email protected]ankerpp.com

Phone: (877) 236-1945

Juvo Plus Recalls Children’s Butterfly Net Sets and Army Action Figure Playsets

Website: www.recallrtr.com/figuresandnets

Email: [email protected]realtimeresults.net

BE Jewel Accessories Recalls Children’s Hairclips

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (212) 273-0887

Big Game Hunters Children’s Outdoor Kitchens

Website: http://www.domsports.com/recalls.html

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (833) 415-0078

More information about these and other recalls is available on the CPSC website. For any other questions about childhood lead poisoning prevention in Los Angeles County, call (800) LA-4-LEAD (524-5323) or visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/lead/.