Home Depot recalls holiday figurines for high lead levels
- December 6, 2007 4:25 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Atlanta-based Home Depot is withdrawing about 64,000 holiday figurines sold in the U.S. because surface paint on the products contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The ornaments were not sold in Canada.
The recall applies to the following products:
- Holiday Bear Door Greeter, SKU 894-825.
- Snowman with "Let it Snow" sign, SKU 894-893.
- Three Snowmen with "Joy" sign, SKU 898-964.
- Snowman votive holder, SKU 967-467.
Home Depot stores in the U.S. sold the ornaments, which were made in China, from October 2007 through November 2007 for between $10 and $20 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 stop using the figurines and return them to any Home Depot for a refund.
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