Children's sunglasses recalled for unsafe lead levels
- November 9, 2007 1:26 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 51,000 children's sunglasses sold in Dollar General stores in the U.S. are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead.
The recall involves yellow children's sunglasses with the UPC code #400007860896 sold from March 2005 through October 2007 for about $1 US.
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.
No adverse health effects have been reported.
Consumers should return the glasses to the store for a full refund.
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