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.



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  1. MyCokesBiggerThanYours says:

    11,395,350 items recalled to save 11,395,350 lives – or more. And the US aborts over 850,000 babies a year. 780,000 of which would have survived infant mortality, child mortality, and youth mortality to reach the age of 19.

    Makes you wonder why this recall is necessary or important.

  2. Consumerist Moderator - ACAMBRAS says:

    So are you saying recalls of lead-contaminated items should stop as long as people have abortions?

    How is one related to the other?

  3. MyCokesBiggerThanYours says:

    @Consumerist Moderator – ACAMBRAS: How is one related to another!? Both are killing American children.

    If we condone the will slaughtering of hundreds of thousands anually, why is there concern if a few more die?

    Death/injury is the reason why we have the recall. Yet we induce death casually and willfully. This seems to indicate that death/injury by itself is not a significant reason to stop an action.

  4. Consumerist Moderator - ACAMBRAS says:

    I understand your passion, but on this thread we’re talking about the toy manufacturers, the retailers, and the CPSC — none of whom have the power to repeal Roe v. Wade.

    Please keep posts on this thread on-topic — i.e., recalls of lead-containing items.