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Picture frames recalled for high lead levels

About 600 picture frames imported by Atlanta-based The Gift Wrap Co. are being recalled for unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The white, wooden frames were sold at Babies R Us stores in the U.S. from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $10 US each. The frames 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.

Consumers should stop using the frames and contact the company for a refund.

Recall notice

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