Growth chart recalled for excessive lead levels
- December 20, 2007 9:56 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 13,000 growth charts are being recalled in the U.S. for high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The recall applies to the Giant Grow Chart manufactured by Discount School Supply and sold through the company's catalogues and website from August 2000 to August 2007 for about $10 US. The charts were made 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 conditions have been reported.
Consumers should stop using the charts and contact the company for a refund.
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