Ring-toss games recalled for high lead levels
- March 26, 2008 1:50 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Illinois-based Educational Insights is recalling about 130 ring-toss games because pegs on the toys contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.
The recall affects games with three blue rings and five wooden pegs sold in U.S. school supply stores from December 2007 through February 2008 for about $30 US.
The games were manufactured in Hong Kong.
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 games to the store for a credit or refund.
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