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Excess Lead Prompts Toys Recall

Aug 8, 2003 | Times-Standard

Excess levels of lead have been found in the paint on the metal wires in two activity toys made by Learning Curve International. The company is voluntarily recalling about 3,800 toys, according to the Humboldt County Health Department.

One toy is a flower-shaped toy intended to be attached to a stroller, with a green painted metal wire on which plastic beads slide along. The item is called the Lamaze Flower Stroller Wrap, SKU No. 97222.

The other toy is a floor-based toy with a foam-stuffed base, a blue-painted metal wire on which plastic beads and a stuffed animal head slide along. This item is called the Lamaze Soft Bead Buddies, SKU No. 97325.

Each item has a sewn-in label with the Lamaze logo on the front. The toys were sold in March 2003 through specialty and toy stores nationwide for about $20.

Lead poisoning can damage a child's brain and nervous system, cause learning and behavioral problems, slow growth and impair hearing. The only way to know if your child has lead poisoning is to have your child's blood tested.

Parents and caregivers should immediately take these toys away from infants and young children.


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