Lead Poisoning

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program


New State rules have changed the acceptable levels of lead in drinking water from 15ppb to 10ppb. This new standard will go into effect December 1, 2021. (click for more information)

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program helps to insure that children less than six years old are safe from lead-based paint hazards. Along with the regional environmental health specialist, lead inspections can be performed to try and determine the source of a child’s lead poisoning and when a child’s blood lead level has exceeded the acceptable limits.

Lead Recall Information

Name of ProductHazardRemedySold At
Consumer Contact
Children’s Desks and Chairs
Surface paint on the desks and chairs contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban, posing a lead poisoning hazard. The desks and chairs also fail to comply with the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
RefundThe Times Tienda store in Puerto Rico from February 2021 through June 2021 for between $20 and $25.
Times Tienda collect at 787-957-3150 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Sunday or email at almacenchinahr@hotmail.com for more information. 

For more information visit: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Times-Tienda-Recalls-Childrens-Desks-and-Chairs-Due-to-Violation-of-the-Federal-Lead-Paint-and-Lead-Content-Bans-Lead-Poisoning-Hazard
Super Soaker XP 20 and Super Soaker XP 30The decorative sticker on the water tank of the water blaster toys contain levels of lead in the ink that exceed the federal lead content ban.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Hasbro Inc. for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund.  Consumers will be asked to unscrew the tank from the blaster and return the tank to the manufacturer using a postage prepaid label, for a full refund.Target from March 2020 to July 2020 for about $8 (XP 20) and $13 (XP 30).Hasbro Inc. at 888-664-3323 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Fridays, or email at SuperSoakerRecall@Hasbro.com
6” Plush Aflac Promotional Doctor Duck
The buttons on the lab coat worn by the Doctor Duck contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content standard.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Dispose

Consumers should immediately dispose of the recalled plush Doctor Duck.  Communicorp is contacting Aflac employees and licensed agents who purchased the Doctor Duck directly.



Communicorp at 800-642-3522 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or online at https://communicorp.com/ and click on ’Recall’ at the bottom of the page for more information.
Ron Jon Surf Shop Sippy Cup 
The plastic characters on the recalled Sippy Cup contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban and contain levels of a regulated phthalate that exceed the prohibition of specific phthalates.  Lead and banned phthalates are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Refund

Consumers should immediately take the recalled Sippy Cup away from children and contact Porter World Trade for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.



Porter World Trade at 800-282-2777 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recall@porterworldtrade.com, or online at www.porterworldtrade.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.
10-in-1 Incredible Inventions Science Kits
Paint on the red and blue magnet contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.  In addition, the product packaging lacks the required warning labels for magnets and balloons.
Refund
Menards and small independent toy stores nationwide from August 2020 through November 2020 for about $6.
Anker Play Products toll-free at 877-236-1945 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at customerservice@ankerpp.com or online at www.ankerpp.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

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