Cinnaminson, New Jersey, October 28th, 2022
This month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of a brand of children’s sandals that were sold online through a major online retailer in March and April of this year. The sandals were manufactured in China and imported by a company based in California.
Two models of the sandals are part of the recall that was initiated because the inner layer of the footwear contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled sandals. Lead is toxic if ingested and can cause a wide variety of adverse health issues. This is especially true for young children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) even states that no safe blood lead level in children has been identified.
“Young children tend to put their hands in their mouth after touching things, or simply put an object directly into their mouth, this is why even shoes with elevated lead levels can be a serious health risk,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Lead levels can build up in children over time so it’s important they are not being exposed to this toxic metal.”
There are a number of imported products that have to be recalled due to elevated levels of lead and other heavy metals every year. Companies that import, distribute and retail products from overseas need to be aware of this risk. In the United States and Canada, these companies can turn to the consumer product testing experts at EMSL Analytical. They offer material and product testing for lead, cadmium and many other regulated substances. These services protect consumers and help to prevent costly product recalls, not to mention the litigation that is frequently associated with these types of events.
To learn more about lead or other consumer product, environmental, health or safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com
, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products, and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.