Children's toys recalled for unsafe lead levels

More children's toys manufactured in China are being recalled because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

The recall of toys includes the following products sold in Canada:

  • Knights of the Sword toys, distributed by Illinois-based RC2 Corp.
  • Happy Giddy Gardening Tools, imported by Minneapolis-based Target.
  • Guidecraft Inc. Children's Puppet Theaters, manufactured by N.J.-based Guidecraft Inc.
    The CPSC also announced a recall of about 200,000 Thomas & Friends toys in the United States, including:

All Black Cargo Car included in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set only.

  • Toad vehicle with brake lever.
  • Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box included in the Deluxe Cranky the Crane.
  • All Green Maple Tree Top included in the Conductor's Figure 8 Set.
  • Green Signal Base included in the Conductor's Figure 8 Set.

Another 850 children's metal necklaces, manufactured by Rhode Island Novelty, are also being withdrawn in the U.S. because the clasp on the necklace contains unsafe lead levels.

High amounts of lead can harm the nervous system, kidneys and other major organs. Anemia, a decline in red blood cells, can occur, as well as damage to the nervous system that may impair mental function. At worst, lead poisoning can cause seizures or death.

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