Children's Toys Recalled

Two recall have gone into effect Thursday involving toys. Read the story to find out what to lookout for.

Playmates toys is recalling about 252,000 tiny tink and friends children's toy jewelry sets. The metal connector on the charm may contain excessive amounts of lead. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that the bracelet be taken away from the child immediately and discarded. You can then contact contact Playmates toys at (888) 810-1133 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.playmatestoys.com for a replacement charm accessory.

Meanwhile, Schurman Fine Papers is recalling it's children's greeting cards with bracelets as well. About 174,000 of the cards are under recall. The paint coating on the Chinese-made bracelets contain excessive lead levels. You should immediately stop using the bracelet if you have one and contact Schurman for a refund. For additional information, contact Schurman Fine Papers at (888) 990-9095 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday


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  • by Robert Humberstone, Sr. Location: NC on Feb 4, 2010 at 05:48 PM
    If the kid can't figure out how to not hurt himself playing with some toy, how could we expect him to grow up and handle a rifle? Them North Koreans are just waiting they know our young people are too soft and sissified to defend this country. They'd go "oooh I broke a nail" and then run off and play with them Cabbage Patch Kids, and they're 18 years old. Looks like us old men will have to pick up arms again like we did against them Marxists the first time. I ain't complaining, I got experience and I don't need some wuss sending text messages of his privates to his good time buddies, thanks to that don't ask don't tell. Then them kids will be hugging trees and crying because an Oak got blown to bits from a grenade. I don't want that in my unit. I want combat vets, mean, tobacco smoking, whisky drinking men. Not liberal flag burners or some kid that can't figure out how to play with a toy without getting hurt.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 05:36 PM
    I am just curios why most of them people over there are so small could it have something to do with lead or just a matter of inbreeding.We already know why mexicans look like they do.Same instance here I presume.Just what we need here do ya think?
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Feb 4, 2010 at 01:42 PM
    Posted by: tk Location: nc on Feb 4, 2010 at 07:58 AM Then how many incidents need to happen before we obstain the imports? Obviously, you cannot rely on their 'word', eh? Lets get real; what if it was your child?
  • by Back Location: Greenville on Feb 4, 2010 at 09:48 AM
    Anon., A ban on ANY item from China will most likely never happen, even if most Americans demanded it from the politicians. Why? Thanks to the politicians, especially the current administration, we owe the Chinese TOO much money. We stop importing their goods and they call in their loans to us; which we cannot pay back. Well, we have to give them something so...... Well, just use your imagination and see the unAmerican road it will lead you down. And IMO, its being done on purpose for a very unConstitutional purpose.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 05:09 AM
    They need to ban all toys from China from ever entering the country and there would not be this problem.
  • by Anne Location: Carteret County on Feb 4, 2010 at 05:09 AM
    Our gov't has taxed many US businesses out of business. Our gov't threatens to tax the rest out in short order. As a result, more imported items show up on our store shelves than American made these days. We eliminated tarriffs against countries most likely to send in junk. I say return to American self sufficiency. Stop importing cheap trinkets from third world nations in an effort to make them rich and us poor until such time as they start having production standards that take human decency into consideration. I've come to distrust imported items from most places.
  • by tk Location: nc on Feb 4, 2010 at 04:58 AM
    outside looking in: this factory is in China. they don't have the same Quality Assurance/ Quality control that we do. I work in international distribution and I can tell you from experience, that ALL imported items for children (i.e. toys) have to be certified stating that they do not contain certain toxic compounds like lead. However, imagine they send one bracelet to the testing facility and say "this is how we make all of our bracelets" then they get the certificate back, and then they slightly change the recipe to make the bracelet, so that it looks the same, but now has lead or other toxic chemicals. In that case, the company in the US that buys those bracelets has no way of knowing. After all, the factory in China has a certificate saying it's ok. In that case, nobody finds out until there's a surprise inspection or worse, an actual illness caused.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 04:37 AM
    Stop Buying Toys Made in China!!!!!
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Feb 4, 2010 at 04:17 AM
    I still find it amazing that these items make it past Quality Assurance/Quality Control personnel in the factories, BEFORE the items are so widely distributed. To be sure, there are QA's at the distribution/packaging centers? I thought that was what that was put in place for; PREVENTION.
  • by recalls on Feb 4, 2010 at 03:56 AM
    recalls are too late! i call for better product quality control! by the time we get this, who knows how many kids have gotten lead poisoning!!!!
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