OKK Trading recalls toy race cars for high lead levels
- January 24, 2008 9:15 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
California-based OKK Trading is recalling about 2,000 toy racing cars because they contain excessive levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.
The recall affects remote-controlled cars with "Formula 1" printed on the packaging. The toys 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 effects have been reported.
The cars were sold in U.S. stores from October 2007 through November 2007 for about $1 US.
Consumers should take the cars away from children and return them to the retailer for a refund.
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