Easter toys recalled for high lead levels
- March 25, 2008 1:22 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby is recalling about 13,000 Easter egg toys because they contain unsafe levels of lead.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday the recall affects its Camouflage Eggs sold through U.S. Hobby Lobby stores from January 2008 through March 2008. The eggs were priced at $2.50 US while the tops were sold for $2 US. The toys 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 can 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 return the toys to Hobby Lobby for an exchange.
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