Lead fears bring J.C. Penney toy recall

first_img — Recall at a glance: About 49,000 Disney Deluxe Winnie the Pooh 23-piece play sets, imported by J.C. Penney Co. Inc. The play sets were sold at J.C. Penney outlet stores and through the company’s Web site and catalog between August 2005 and August 2007. For a full refund, return the ornament to any J.C. Penny store. For more information, call (888) 333-6063 or visit www.jcp.com About 19,000 deluxe wooden art sets, imported by J.C. Penney Co. Inc. The art kits were sold through the J.C. Penney catalog and Web site between September 2005 and August 2007. For a full refund, return the ornament to any J.C. Penny store. For more information, call (888) 333-6063 or visit www.jcp.com 2,400 Breyer 2006 Stirrup Ornaments, imported by J.C. Penney Co. Inc. The ornaments were sold through the J.C. Penney Web site and catalog from August 2006 through August 2007. For a full refund, return the ornament to any J.C. Penny store. For more information, call (888) 333-6063 or visit www.jcp.com About 2,500 collectible Jeff Gordon mini-helmets, imported by Riddell Inc. The miniature helmets were sold at stores around the country and on www.nascar.com between February and October 2007. For information on how to receive a full refund, call (800) 611-8114 or visit www.riddell.com. About 10,000 bendable dinosaur toys, distributed by Kipp Brothers. The toys were sold in the Kipp Brothers’ showroom and through the company’s catalog and Web site between October 2006 and August 2007.For more information, call (800) 428-1153 or visit www.kipptoys.com. About 7,800 Princess Magnetic Travel Art Set Lap Desks imported by CBOCS Distribution Inc. The art kits were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations around the country between April and August 2007. For a full refund, return the sets to any Cracker Barrel location. For more information, call (888) 296-2721 or visit www.crackerbarrel.com/pdf/MagneticTravelArtLapDeskRecall.pdf.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We anticipate that we will continue to find products that are in violation, but we also anticipate that the number of products that are in violation will go down,” she said. Due to the recent increase in recalls of lead-contaminated toys, J.C. Penney asked an independent laboratory to perform additional tests on its painted toys, according to spokeswoman Darcie Brossart. This process started sometime in August, she said, and the company alerted the CPSC to a potential recall just under two weeks ago. An additional 20,300 Chinese-made toys were recalled by three other companies, according to CPSC. Miniature Jeff Gordon NASCAR helmets by Riddell Inc., bendable dinosaur toys by Kipp Brothers, and magnetic art kits by Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores were also recalled. “What we don’t want parents to do is say `oh not another one’ and do nothing about it,” Vallese said. She encouraged parents not only to remove the recalled toys from children, but to follow the instructions to obtain refund or replacement products. “Consumers do deserve to get something back for their recalled product,” Vallese said. WASHINGTON – More than 90,000 children’s products, most imported by J.C. Penney Co. Inc., were recalled Thursday for containing dangerous levels of lead, a government safety group announced. J.C. Penney recalled Chinese-made Winnie the Pooh play sets and decorative ornaments with a horse-theme, as well as art kits made in Taiwan and Vietnam. Totaling 70,400, the toys imported and sold by J.C. Penney all had excessive levels of lead in their surface paint. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children. Under current regulations, children’s products found to have more than 0.06 percent lead accessible to users are subject to a recall. Consumer Product Safety Commission spokeswoman Julie Vallese said this round of toy recalls is “the direct result of the commitment that was made earlier this summer of cleaning the proverbial house.” last_img

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