Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Pa. Department of Health alerts Pennsylvanians about recalled children's toy due to possible lead exposure

Pa. Department of Health alerts Pennsylvanians about recalled children's toy due to possible lead exposure

Dixon Ticonderoga Creativity Street Foam Pattern Rollers were recalled on May 2 because its lead levels exceeded the federal content ban.

Author: Leah Hall

Published: 3:17 PM EDT May 9, 2024

Updated: 3:18 PM EDT May 9, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is warning parents and caregivers of a children's toy recall due to possible lead exposure. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Dixon Ticonderoga Creativity Street Foam Pattern Rollers, typically used for painting by children, because its lead levels exceed the federal content ban. 

“Lead can be harmful if ingested, especially for a young child,” said Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Debra Bogen. “Parents and caregivers should not have to worry about their children’s toys making them sick. We want to get the recall message out to help protect and prevent potential harm to children. Product recalls like these are another example of why all children should be routinely screened for lead exposure.”

According to the Pa. Department of Health, approximately 2,880 sets were sold across Amazon, Staples, Walmart and more. The set retailed for approximately $15 and affected sets were bought between September 2023 through January 2024. 

The recall involves Creativity Street Foam Pattern Rollers with model PAC5170, intended for children to use when painting. Lot codes “02142080423” and “02142230523” are included in the recall and are printed on the back of the packaging, as shown below.

Consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled foam pattern rollers and keep them away from children. They should also contact Dixon Ticonderoga to receive a pre-paid label to return the recalled product. When the foam pattern rollers are received, consumers will receive a full refund. The firm or retailer is reportedly contacting all known purchasers directly. 

According to CDC recommendations, all young children should be tested for lead exposure at least once, and when elevated, the tests should be repeated. Early identification of elevated lead levels can prevent the most serious effects so that all children can reach their full potential.

Parents and caregivers of children who may have used these rollers should contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood lead test. 

The Department maintains a toll-free lead information hotline, 1-800-440-LEAD, to provide information about lead poisoning prevention, testing, follow-up, and local resources.





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Friday, March 15, 2024

Delaware Division of Public Health Reports High Levels of Lead in Certain Cinnamon Products

Dear Lead-Free Delaware Advocates,

We are sharing the alert information posted March 7th on Delaware's Health Alert Notification Page and Delaware.Gov News on March 8th. 
Please share with your networks as this alert expands the prior alert

DPH Reports High Levels of Lead in Certain Cinnamon Products

DOVER, DE (Mar. 8, 2024) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified high lead levels in several ground cinnamon products. Several stores, including Dollar Tree, Save A Lot and Family Dollar, sold cinnamon products that contain lead levels that could be potentially harmful to consumers, particularly children. Signs and symptoms may include headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, changes in activity level and anemia. No illnesses or other health effects have been reported to the FDA and Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) in connection with the new ground cinnamon alert.

The FDA recommended recalls this week of ground cinnamon from six distributors that had high lead levels, including:

  • Marcum Ground Cinnamon from Save A Lot
  • MK from SF Supermarket
  • Swad Cinnamon Powder from Patel Brothers
  • Supreme Tradition Ground Cinnamon from Dollar Tree and Family Dollar
  • El Chilar from La Joya Morelense
  • La Fiesta from La Superior SuperMercados

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores since voluntarily pulled these products from their shelves, and consumers can return these products for a refund.

The ground cinnamon products should not be purchased by consumers, and any containers at home should be disposed of immediately. To properly discard the product, consumers and retailers should carefully open the pouch or jar and empty the content into a trash can before discarding the packaging to prevent others from salvaging recalled product from the trash. Clean up any spills after discarding the product and then wash your hands.

DPH has notified health care providers via the Health Alert Network that several ground cinnamon products have high lead levels. Additionally, the agency encouraged providers to offer blood lead levels testing to those who have consumed these products and/or who have symptoms of lead poisoning. According to the FDA, here is no safe level of lead exposure for humans. Growing children are especially vulnerable to the effects of long-term lead exposure, including learning disabilities, behavioral difficulties and lower IQ.

DPH remains vigilant as it monitors statewide conditions. Lead screenings are also available at State Service Centers statewide. Cases can be reported to the DPH Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention by emailing HSPContact@Delaware.gov.

For more information about the ground cinnamon products, visit https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-alert-concerning-certain-cinnamon-products-due-presence-elevated-levels-lead. Other recalled products by the FDA can be found by visiting https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts.

Sandford Family Croquet Sets Recalled Due to Violations of the Federal Lead Paint and Phthalates Bans; Sold Exclusively on Amazon by DOM Sports

Name of Product:



Sandford Family 6-Player Croquet Sets
Hazard:

The paint or surface coating on the red mallet, blue mallet, red hoop, and winning post contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban, posing a lead poisoning hazard. In addition, the coating on the red and blue mallets contains levels of regulated phthalates that exceed the prohibition of specific phthalates. Lead and phthalates are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
February 29, 2024
Units:

About 113

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2024/Sandford-Family-Croquet-Sets-Recalled-Due-to-Violations-of-the-Federal-Lead-Paint-and-Phthalates-Bans-Sold-Exclusively-on-Amazon-by-DOM-Sports?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Delaware Health Alert Notifications 2023 - High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches December 26, 2023

Delaware Health Alert Notifications 2023


High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches 

December 26, 2023



Litti City and Litti Pritti Dress-up Playsets and Prextex Slime Eggs Recalled Due to Violations of Federal Phthalates and Lead Content Bans; Imported by Perch, Amusty and Bingo Deals (Recall Alert)

 




Name of Product:
Litti City Premier Doctor Playset and Teacher Purse Set, Litti Pritti Stylist Handbag Set, and Prextex Slime Eggs
Hazard:

All the dress-up playsets and the slime eggs contain levels of certain phthalates that exceed the federal phthalate standard. In addition, the Litti City teacher purse dress-up playset, the Litti Pritti handbag playset, and the slime eggs contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead and phthalates are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
December 21, 2023
Units:

About 205,000

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2024/Litti-City-and-Litti-Pritti-Dress-up-Playsets-and-Prextex-Slime-Eggs-Recalled-Due-to-Violations-of-Federal-Phthalates-and-Lead-Content-Bans-Imported-by-Perch-Amusty-and-Bingo-Deals-Recall-Alert

Pa. Department of Health alerts Pennsylvanians about recalled children's toy due to possible lead exposure

Pa. Department of Health alerts Pennsylvanians about recalled children's toy due to possible lead exposure Dixon Ticonderoga Creativity ...