Wrestling toys recalled for high lead levels
- January 16, 2008 8:41 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 5,400 wrestling figurines are being recalled in the U.S. because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported Tuesday.
The recall applies to figurines manufactured by A.A. of America Inc. with the UPC number 604111230003. The toys, which were packaged in sets of four, were sold in dollar stores from January 2007 through December 2007 for about $1 US each. The figurines 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 take toys away from children and return them to the retailer for a refund.
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