Children's jackets recalled for lead poisoning danger
- February 14, 2007 8:19 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 8,000 boy's Samara Brothers jackets are being recalled from the marketplace because they pose a lead poisoning hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
The CPSC reported that a snap closure on the jacket contains an excessive amount of lead.
Children absorb lead more easily than adults and are more vulnerable to being poisoned by it.
Exposure to high levels of lead can cause vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma or death. Symptoms include anemia, appetite loss, abdominal pain, constipation, fatigue, sleeplessness, irritability and headache.
No associated injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the boy's jackets with a Carter-brand logo on the front. The products were sold in toddler and boy's sizes in charcoal, navy and red at department and discount stores across the U.S.
Consumers should contact the company for a refund.
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