Toy robots recalled for high lead levels
- April 9, 2008 2:57 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 2,000 Interchange Robot toys are being recalled in the U.S. because they contain high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.
The recall affects four-piece toy sets sold in U.S. dollar stores from October 2007 through December 2007 for about $1 US.
The toys were imported by California-based OKK Trading Inc. and 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 which may impair mental function. At worst, lead poisoning can cause seizures or death.
No adverse health effects have been reported.
Consumers should take the toys away from children and return them to the store for a refund.
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