Winne-The-Pooh Playsets Are Contaminated With Lead, Not Honey

Winnie-the-Pooh is the latest character to fall victim to the lead toy contamination epidemic, according to the CPSC, which recalled the playsets yesterday.

The 49,000 playsets were imported and sold by J.C. Penney through their catalog and website. Consumers who purchased the lead tainted item can return it to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.

Could this be the work of a heffalump?

J.C. Penney also recalled some art sets and ornaments also tainted with lead.

J.C. Penney Recalls Disney™ Winnie-the-Pooh Play Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard[CPSC]

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  1. mookiemookie says:

    All of these lead contamination stories make me wonder if the problem was always this widespread and we just never knew it, or is the problem actually getting worse.

  2. macinjosh says:

    Oh, bother.

  3. Namilia says:

    Forgive the analogy, but I believe that the whole issue of lead contamination festered like a sore under the radar, and now that sore has come to the surface and is blistering open. So putting it simply, I think that it was already very widespread for years at the least, and that it is also increasingly getting worse. Unfortunately, the customer will ultimately pay for the oversight and testing that should have been in place the whole time anyways.

    Legos ftw.

  4. jmschn says:

    It’s no wonder these toys have lead..they are knock offs…”Winne-The Pooh” is like a “Somy” or “Panaronic”

  5. spinachdip says:

    @jmschn: You’re wrong but you’re right. The stuff is genuine Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, which is a vastly inferior knockoff of Milne’s Winnie the Pooh.

    Also, Met misspelled “hunny”.

  6. spinachdip says:

    @spinachdip: And I misspelled “Meg”.

  7. Anonymous says:

    “oh botha”

  8. Beerad says:

    Well I guess this explains the “bear of very little brain”…