Thursday, September 29, 2022

Lead in Drinking Water Sampling Results in our Schools as of September 15, 2022

"The Delaware Department of Education and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) began a sampling initiative in Delaware schools in October 2020 to identify the levels of lead within the drinking water system. 

As of early 2022, every school in Delaware has been sampled and the initial results have been analyzed by the Division of Public Health Laboratory (DPHL). 

Initial sample results indicate lead may only be an issue at a limited number of fixtures in a small number of schools. 

Schools with results in exceedance of 0.015 mg/L are being resampled to better gauge risk, identify the source of lead, and guide next steps. 

DPH is working directly with schools and districts to provide short and long-term recommendations based on initial sampling and resampling results."

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Recall: Kolan Children’s Sandals Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com

 


Consumer Product Safety Commission

Name of Product:

Otter MOMO Children’s Sandals

Hazard:

The inner layer of the recalled sandals contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Remedy:

Refund

Recall Date:

September 01, 2022

Description:

This recall involves Kolan’s Otter MOMO children’s sandals. The sandals were sold in brown with Velcro closure (model D741) and gold with buckle closure (model D723) and in children’s sizes 6 to 12. Otter MOMO is printed on the inside of the shoe. The model, batch number #LIANG2201 and the size are printed on the inside of the heel straps.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sandals and contact Kolan for information on how to properly dispose of the shoes and receive a full refund. Kolan is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold Exclusively At:

Online on Amazon.com from March 2022 through April 2022 for between $22 and $26.

Importer(s):

Kolan LLC, of Foster City, California

Manufactured In:

China

Recall number:

22-769

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Kolan-Recalls-Childrens-Sandals-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Lead-Content-Ban-Sold-Exclusively-on-Amazon-com-Recall-Alert?fbclid=IwAR2csNEftdqfJQb64z60WVwQ-3kOE4S_YlyVsYUzS9WSLdjNv7DQq6xN9v8

Thursday, September 1, 2022

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - Event at North Wilmington Library October 26, 2022, 4-6 PM




 

Attention Education: Art Hazards for grades K-6, grades 7-12

2022 List of Art and Craft Materials That Cannot be Purchased for Use in Kindergarten

Through 6th Grade


Did you know that the California Education Code Section 32064 prohibits schools from ordering or purchasing any product that contains toxic or carcinogenic substances for use in grades K-6?

The law also restricts the purchase of such products in grades 7-12, allowing the use only if the product bears a label informing the user of the presence of hazardous ingredients, the potential health effects, and instructions for the safe use. This restriction applies whether or not the product is included on the list of unacceptable art and crafts supplies.


The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has published an update of the list of “Art and Craft Materials That Cannot be Purchased for Use in Kindergarten Through 6th Grade.” This list intended to assist schools in complying with State law that prohibits them from purchasing art and craft materials containing a toxic substance for use by elementary schoolchildren (California Education Code Section 32060-32066). 


For more information, click here





Monday, August 29, 2022

Recall: Big Game Hunters Children’s Outdoor Kitchens

 


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

August 25, 2022

Big Game Hunters Children’s Outdoor Kitchens Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Imported by DOM Sports; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com

The brass water tap of the play kitchen contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Big-Game-Hunters-Childrens-Outdoor-Kitchens-Recalled-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Lead-Content-Ban-Imported-by-DOM-Sports-Sold-Exclusively-at-Amazon-com

Friday, August 12, 2022

European Recall: Primark Winnie the Pooh bamboo plate

 



August 11, 2022:  Primark issued an urgent recall notice to customers after health and safety concerns over a popular Disney product.

The Winnie the Pooh bamboo plate hit stores in January this year and customers have been issued a message to return them to stores as soon as possible and will be offered a refund. This comes after the product has been found to cause a possible safety risk.

According to a statement by Primark, is has been found to release trace amounts of lead and formaldehyde at levels higher than the EU regulation permitted levels which could be dangerous if ingested.

Read more:  https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/best-in-edinburgh/shopping/primark-issues-urgent-recall-popular-24735507 

Lead in Drinking Water Sampling Results in our Schools as of September 15, 2022

"The Delaware Department of Education and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) began a sampling initiative in Delaware schools ...