Children's sunglasses recalled for unsafe lead levels
- December 10, 2007 2:24 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 260,000 pairs of children's sunglasses are being recalled in the U.S. for unsafe lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.
The sunglasses were imported by Rhode Island-based FGX International and sold in U.S. stores from January 2007 through November 2007 for between $3 and $11 US.
The recall affects the following styles:
- Bubble Gum.
- Conqueror Jr.
- Curly Q.
- Encompass Jr. IK.
- Fade IK.
- Gadget IK.
- Outer Space.
The sunglasses were manufactured in China.
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.
Caregivers should take affected sunglasses away from children and return them to the importer for a replacement or refund.
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