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More Toy Recalls Due to Lead Paint
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Some Products Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, Curious George, Thomas and Friends Join Toy Recall List
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
Aug. 23, 2007 -- The list of toy recalls due to lead paint has grown again.
Joining the list are certain products featuring Curious George, Thomas and Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants, and some metal jewelry made for children.
Earlier this month, the toy company Mattel recalled 9 million toys in the U.S., some of which contained lead paint.
That recall followed a recall of nearly a million Fisher-Price toys due to lead paint.
Lead poisoning can permanently harm children, but it typically doesn't happen overnight. No injuries have been reported in the latest round of toy recalls, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
However, the CPSC advises parents or caregivers to take the recalled toys away from kids immediately and contact the companies that distributed the recalled toys for a refund.
Toy Recall List
Here are the CPSC's details on the most recent lead-paint recall:
SOURCES: News release, Consumer Products Safety Commission. WebMD Health News: "9 Million Mattel Toys Recalled." WebMD Health News: "Fisher-Price Toy Recall: What to Do." WebMD Health News: "Lead Poisoning and Kids."
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