Buncha Lead Found In Ceramic Cultural Crockery

Buncha Lead Found In Ceramic Cultural Crockery

While traveling you might be tempted to pick a neat piece of handmade tableware, like a bright red spoon in a Chinatown shop or a wonderfully molded Mexican jug. But besides memories, you might be bringing back home an unexpected stowaway: lead. [More]

Costs To Treat Kids With Lead Poisoning Dwarfs That Of Cancer, Autism

Costs To Treat Kids With Lead Poisoning Dwarfs That Of Cancer, Autism

When you picture costly, long-term ailments that kids suffer, cancer, intellectual disabilities and asthma spring to mind. But far more U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on lead poisoning than any of those maladies, according to a study by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine published in Health Affairs. [More]

Baby Bracelets, Pacifier Clips Recalled Because Lead Is Apparently Not Good For Your Infant

Baby Bracelets, Pacifier Clips Recalled Because Lead Is Apparently Not Good For Your Infant

Take a look at this cute little baby bracelet made by Allreds Design (also known as Hidden Hollow Beads) of Utah. It’s the perfect little trinket to bling up your toddler — and give her lead poisoning. [More]

Annoyed With Toy Companies Trying To Poison Your Kids? Make Your Own Toys.

Annoyed With Toy Companies Trying To Poison Your Kids? Make Your Own Toys.

Craft magazine has put together a round-up of safe toys that you can make for your kids. The downside is that you have to stop being lazy and learn to do something yourself. (Awful, we know.) The upside is that unless you’re buying the cloth from New Zealand, the odds of you poisoning your own child are low.

China Says Only 15% Of Mattel Recalls Are Its Responsibility

China Says Only 15% Of Mattel Recalls Are Its Responsibility

Eighty-five percent of the roughly 20 mln toys that Mattel recalled were due to design faults, Li, the director of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, told reporters.

Children, Lead Paint and Toys Are A Bad Combination

Children, Lead Paint and Toys Are A Bad Combination

So what are the risks for a child who had one of the toys that was recalled?

1.5 Million Thomas & Friends Toys Recalled Due To Lead Paint From China

1.5 Million Thomas & Friends Toys Recalled Due To Lead Paint From China

Way to go, China! You’ve turned our “Chinese Poison Train” into something literal. Good job!

Lead Poisoning/Choking Hazard Recall Round Up

Lead Poisoning/Choking Hazard Recall Round Up

There have been quite a few lead poisoning and choking hazard related recalls lately, so we thought we’d just round them up for you. Here they are:

Vending Machine Jewelry Poses Lead Poisoning Risk

Vending Machine Jewelry Poses Lead Poisoning Risk

If your child bought a vending machine necklace for $0.25 this past year, you might want to take it away from him or her and throw it away. According to the CPSC the paint on some of the jewelry (about 900,000 necklaces and bracelets) contains high levels of lead and should not be handled by children.