Lead Recall Watch: 11,395,350 Items Recalled For Lead Contamination In 2007

Here at Consumerist we’ve been keeping an eye on the 2007 lead contamination recalls. Here’s September’s update:

Total Number Of Item Recalled For Lead Contamination Jan-Sep, 2007: 11,395,350

September Lead Recalls: 1,375,050

What sort of stuff was recalled this month?

Mattel recalled 675,000 Barbie accessories, as well as 98,900 additional Fisher-Price toys. Target recalled 350,000 gardening tools, and RC2 called back 200,000 more Thomas & Friends toys that it had somehow overlooked and was still selling.

As always, various junk jewelry for kids was recalled. About 24,350 pieces, in all.