Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Recalls

Well I just got this list in the ole e-mail of things that are being recalled by the CPSC

3. Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled By WeGlow International Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

Description: This recall involves WeGlow children's flashing rings. The character-themed rings were sold in Shrek the Third(r) and Spiderman
3(r) designs. The rings have item number 920422 printed on back of the packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks and Only $1 stores nationwide from December 2005 through August 2007 for $1.
Manufactured in: China


4. Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Recalls Children's Jewelry Due to Risk of Lead Exposure


Description: This recall involves the Beary Cute, Expressions, and Sassy & Chic children's jewelry with items number 855589, 873091, 873097, or 903950. The item number can be found on the reverse of the packaging.
Name - Type of Jewelry - Item Number
Beary Cute - Pierced earrings with jewelry like studs and hanging earrings with bears, hearts and flowers - 855589
Expressions - Necklaces with beads and pendants - 873091 or 873097
Sassy & Chic - Girl's bracelets and charms - 903950
Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Express, Greenbacks and Only
$1 stores nationwide from December 2005 through July 2007 for $1.
Manufactured in: China


6. Fisher Price Recalls Go Diego Go Boat Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Description: The toy is an orange and yellow boat that squirts water.
Cartoon character Diego is in the driver's seat. "Fisher Price," product number K3413, and a date code between 137-7HF and 223-7HF are marked on the toys.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from June 2007 through October 2007 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China


7. Jo-Ann Stores Expands Recall of Children's Toy Garden Tools Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard

Description: This recall involves the Robbie Ducky children's leaf rake, hoe, broom and spade. "Robbie Ducky(tm) Garden Collection" is printed on a tag attached to the handle. The rake has a yellow handle with the head of a tortoise and green prongs. The hoe has an orange handle with a caterpillar and a blue blade. The broom has a purple handle with a duck and an orange brush. The spade has a yellow handle with the head of a frog and a red blade. The tools measure between 27 and 29 inches long.
Sold at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from January 2007 through September 2007 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China


9. Family Dollar Stores Recalls Halloween Pails Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Description: This recall involves purple Halloween pails with a picture of a witch figure silhouetted against a green moon. The pail measures about 6 1/2 inches high. "Distributed by Family Dollar, Inc," SKU number 1033953, and UPC number 017845000591 are printed on a label on the pail.
Orange Halloween pails with black jack-o-lantern decorations are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from August 2007 through October 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China


All for unsafe amounts of lead, all made in China, all used by children, all available in SC stores, and some given out during Halloween festivals, or Hallelujah Festivals (if you're really that myopic). I'm reminded of the old Latin saying Caveat emptor, let the buyer beware.

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2 comments:

Gashwin said...

Given that pretty much everything is made in China these days, it's logical that everything that's bad is also made in China, ja? :-p

Mattheus Mei said...

Yes, yes it is, and that's why I won't buy anything unless it says HECHO EN MEXICO