Posted on: May 15, 2011
Parents who are worried about lead contamination in their children’s toys might have less to worry about in the near future.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted 3-2 on new regulations that would lower lead limits in children’s toys and products, beginning in August, according to news reports .
The decision comes after lead paint in toys from China has been recorded at high levels.
The 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act required the agency to adopt the 100 parts per million limit for children’s products unless it could establish it wasn’t technologically possible for manufacturers to reach that level. Even some Democrats who voted for the tougher limits said Congress should have given the agency more flexibility to apply the standard only on new products, rather than on items already in store inventories.
As a personal injury attorney Columbia , I urge parents to check their children’s toys for this lead paint recalls. Lead can cause health problems, particularly in those with compromised immune systems, including infants, small children, and pregnant women.
While we don’t handle this type of recall we feel that it’s important to educate the community that there has been a recall to help protect your safety. If you have been injured in a recall like this you might wish to contact a Columbia personal injury lawyer who can help.