Orlando, FL, July 14th, 2020
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that a company out of Florida was recalling four models of children’s neck pillows. The plush fabric pillows, sold from November of last year through earlier this year, came in pink, blue, gray and green.
The pillows were imported from China and information published by CPSC states that the paint on the zippers and zipper pulls contained levels of lead (Pb) that exceed the federal lead paint ban. The agency also warns that lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Consumers are advised to immediately take the recalled pillows away from children and contact the importer and retailer for a full refund.
There are two distinct requirements concerning lead in children’s products in the United States. One requirement concerns the ‘total lead content’ of children’s products, while the other requirement deals specifically with the levels of lead contained in the paint or surface coating of children’s products. With a few limited exceptions, all children’s products manufactured in, or imported into, the United States must not contain more than 100 parts per million (ppm) of total lead content in accessible parts. Regarding paints and similar surface coatings, all children’s products must not contain a concentration of lead greater than 90 ppm.
“Lead poisoning is 100% preventable and this is why there are regulations in place to prevent exposure risks, especially for children,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Already this year, there have been a number of product recalls associated with imported goods for lead violations. At EMSL, our scientists and consumer product testing experts offer lead and other heavy metal testing services to protect consumers, importers, manufacturers and retailers.”
To learn more about lead or other consumer product, environmental, health and safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.
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