Children's bracelets pulled for lead poisoning danger
- April 3, 2007 1:28 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About four million children's bracelets are being recalled because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
The "Groovy Grabber" bracelets, manufactured by A&A Global Industries, are made of flexible metal bands with various designs and colours.
The bracelets were sold in vending machines in shopping malls and grocery stores in the U.S. from November 2005 through March 2007 for 25 cents.
People are being asked to take the bracelets away from their children and throw them in the garbage.
No associated incidents of illness have been reported.
Children absorb lead more easily than adults and are therefore more vulnerable to poisoning.
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.
For more information, call A&A Global Industries at (800) 638-6000, ext. 314.
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