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Category Press Release
Publish Date 6/15/2015
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Baby Cribs Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazards
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides lead testing services to identify the toxic heavy metal in paints, consumer products and from environmental samples.

Cinnaminson, NJ, June 15th, 2015

Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of thousands of baby cribs and furniture after the vintage grey paint used on the items was found to exceed federal lead limits.  The furniture was made in Chile between March of 2014 and March of 2015.  The products were sold online and at specialty furniture stores nationwide.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Lead poisoning is one of the most serious environmental health threats to children in the United States. Elevated blood lead levels can retard young children's mental and physical development.” Young children are at high risk for lead poisoning.  This is due to the fact that their bodies are growing so rapidly. Also, children tend to put their hands or other objects that may be contaminated with lead paint, chips and dust into their mouths.

The CDC reports that there are no safe blood lead levels in children and that this toxic metal can affect nearly every system in the body. The good news is that lead poisoning is entirely preventable.

“Fortunately, there have not been any published reports of lead poisoning due to the cribs and other related furniture that were recalled yet,” said Joe Frasca of Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Parents that are concerned about the possible presence of lead in their children’s furniture or due to lead-based paints that are still commonly found in homes built up until the late 1970’s can turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc.  EMSL offers test kits and comprehensive testing services for lead from surfaces, dusts, paint chips and other materials.”

To obtain EMSL’s Lead in Paint & Dust Test Kit or to learn more, please visit: www.EMSLTestKits.com. EMSL has also sponsored an educational video about protecting children from lead poisoning that can be seen at: http://youtu.be/LkEqFhNDS-U.

To learn more about lead or other indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800)220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.

 

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, indoor air quality, consumer product and materials testing services and products for professionals and the general public.  The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies. 

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