The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall by EKSuccess Brands and American Girl Crafts Pearly Beads & Ribbons Bracelets kits. These jewelry kits contain beads that have a surface coating with excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.
75,000 of these kits have been recalled under the SKU number of 30-585331. The American Girl Crafts jewelry kits were sold at Michaels stores and other retailers nationwide from 2009-2011 for approximately $8. Consumers have been advised to immediately remove any recalled kits or finished bracelets from their homes and schools.
One concern regarding lead poisoning is that the effects of lead exposure are often not immediately seen. Lead found in products or homes can be inhaled through the air. Moreover, leaching lead can be ingested by small children if contained in paint chips or small toy parts that can be mouthed or ingested.
Every year, consumers are victimized by dangerous, defective products, with the potential to cause catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Many tragic deaths and serious injuries could be avoided if manufacturers and retailers were more attentive regarding safety issues associated with their products.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a defective product, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or if you reside in greater Boston, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732.