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Los Angeles County                 Department of Public Health
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
5555 Ferguson Drive, Suite 210-02
Commerce, CA 90022
(800) LA-4-LEAD
Fax (323) 890-8736
lead@ph.lacounty.gov

 

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Toys

Toys and Childhood Lead Exposure (link to CDC Web site)

List of Waste Haulers for Toy Disposals

Toy Wagons Recalled by Tricam Industries Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 1/3/2008

AAFES Recalls "Soldier Bear" Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 12/19/2007

Children's Toys Recalled by Dollar Tree Stores Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 12/13/2007

Horseshoe Magnets Recalled by United Scientific Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard  - 12/12/2007

Horseshoe Magnets Recalled by United Scientific Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard  - 12/12/2007

Fishing Games Sold at Grocery Stores Recalled by Far East Brokers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 12/12/2007

Children's Sunglasses Recalled by FGX International Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 12/7/2007

Bell Racing Recalls Collectible Mini Racing Helmets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 12/5/2007

American Greetings Corp. Recalls Confetti Bursts Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/29/2007

Children's Pencil Pouches Recalled by Raymond Geddes & Co. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/21/2007

Hobby Lobby Stores Recalls Halloween-Themed Baskets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/16/2007

Children's Sunglasses Recalled by Dollar General Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/8/2007

Curious George Plush Dolls Recalled by Marvel Toys Due to Risk of Lead Exposure - 11/8/2007

Schylling Associates Recalls Collectable Toy Robot Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/7/2007

Schylling Associates Recalls Dizzy Ducks Music Box Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/7/2007

Additional Spinning  Recalled by Schylling Associates Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/7/2007

Schylling Associates Recalls Duck Family Collectable Toy Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/7/2007

Toy Cars Recalled by Dollar General Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/7/2007

International Sourcing Ltd. Recalls Toy Dragster and Funny Car Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/7/2007

Northern Tool & Equipment Recalls "Big Red" Wagons Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 11/7/2007

Pearl-like Bead Attachment Sold with Girl's Gift Sets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard; Sold Exclusively at Limited Too Stores - 11/1/2007

Toys "R" Us Recalls Elite Operations Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/31/2007

SimplyFun Recalls Ribbit Board Games Due to Risk of Lead Exposure - 10/31/2007

Halloween "Ugly Teeth" Recalled By Amscan Inc. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/31/2007

Toy Figures Recalled by Henry Gordy International Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/31/2007

DecoPac Inc. Recalls Football Bobble Head Cake Decorations Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/25/2007

Family Dollar Stores Recalls Halloween Pails Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/25/2007

Jo-Ann Stores Expands Recall of Children's Toy Garden Tools Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard - 10/25/2007

Fisher Rice Recalls Go Diego Go Boat Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/25/2007

Riddell Recalls Collectible Mini Racing Helmets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/11/2007

Bendable Dinosaur Toys Recalled by Kipp Brothers for Excessive Lead - 10/11/2007

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Recalls Travel Art Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/11/2007

J.C. Penney Recalls Disney Winnie-the-Pooh Play Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/11/2007

J.C. Penney Recalls Deluxe Art Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/11/2007

J.C. Penney Recalls Stirrup Ornaments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/11/2007

KB Toys Recalls Wooden Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/4/2007

Kids II Recalls Baby Einstein Color Blocks Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/4/2007

Eveready Battery Co. Recalls Toy Flashlights Due to Violations of Lead Paint Standard - 10/4/2007

Dollar General Recalls Tumblers Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/4/2007

CKI Recalls Children's Decorating sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard; sold Exclusively at Toys "R" Us - 10/4/2007

Key Chains Recalled by Dollar General Due to Risk of Lead Exposure - 10/4/2007

Antioch Publishing Recalls Bookmarks and Journals Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 10/4/2007

RC2 Corp. Recalls Additional Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 9/26/2007

Target Recalls Children's Toy Gardening Tools and Chairs Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 9/26/2007

RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 9/26/2007

Children's Toy Rakes Sold Exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Recalled Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard - 9/26/2007

Children's Spinning Wheel-Metal Necklaces Recalled by Rhode Island Novelty Due to Risk of Lead Exposure - 9/26/2007

Toby N.Y.C. Expands Children's Metal Jewelry Recall Due to Risk of Lead Exposure - 9/26/2007

Guidecraft Inc. Recalls Children's Puppet Theaters Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 9/26/2007

Lead-Paint Toys Aren't the Biggest Risk - 9/23/2007

Fisher-Price Recalls Bongo Band Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 9/4/2007

Fisher-Price Recalls Geo Trax Locomotive Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 9/4/2007

Mattel Recalls Various Barbie Accessory Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 9/4/2007

Toys "R" Us Recalls Wooden Coloring Cases Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 8/30/2007

Children's Watering Cans Sold Exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Recalled Due to Violation of Lead in Paint - 8/28/2007

Thomas and Friends, Curious George and Other Spinning s and Tin Pails Recalled by Schylling Associates Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 8/22/2007

Mattel Recalls 9 Million Toys - 8/14/2007

Mattel Recalls "Sarge" Die Cast Toy Cars Due to Violation of Lead Safety Standard - 8/14/2007

Fisher-Price Recalls Licensed Character Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 8/2/2007

RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 6/13/2007

Toy Drums Recalled by the Boyds Collection Ltd. Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 5/30/2007

AAFES Recalls "Soldier Bear" Toy Sets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 5/23/2007

Troy-Bilt Recalls Children's Gardening Gloves Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 5/16/2007

Target Recalls Anima Bamboo Collection Games Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 5/2/2007

Regent Products Corp. Recalls Stuffed Ball Toys Due to Lead Hazard - 3/28/2007

Toys "R" Us Recalls "Elite Operations" Toy Sets Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards - 3/13/2007

Lead Poisoning Hazard Prompts Recall of Fun Express Children's Toys Given Away at Libraries - 8/17/2006

CPSC, Learning Curve Recall of Lamaze Activity Toys - 3/31/06

CPSC, The Little Tikes Co. Recalls Animal-Shaped Flashlights Containing Lead Paint Sold at Target - 3/1/06 

CPSC, Walt Disney World Co. Announce Recall of Children's Red Sunglasses - 9/1/05 

CPSC, Hidden Hills Productions, INc. Announce Recall of Floor Mat Map Games - 8/25/05 

CPSC, Shakespeare Fishing Tackle Division Announce Recall of Children's Fishing Poles - 6/17/05 

CPSC, Zebco Announce Recall of Children's Fishing Poles - 4/13/05 

CPSC, HIS International Announce Recall of Jumper Sets - 2/15/05 

CPSC, Ront Proch Classics Recall of "Old Century Dread Pirate" Coffee Table Games - 5/27/04

CPSC, "Lily Pad Clacker" Instruments Recalled by Kindermusik International - 1/14/04

CPSC, Target Corporation Announce Recall of Multicolored Sidewalk Chalk - 11/13/03

Recall of Lamaze Activity Toys because of Lead Hazard - 4/30/2003 

CPSC, McDonald's Corp. and Bobble Dreams USA Recall of Chicago Bears Bobble Head Figurines - 9/17/02

CPSC, Alpha International Announce Recall of Pedal Cars - 2/26/02

Educational Kits Recalled Because of Lead Hazard 7/24/01

 

Food/Home Remedies/Candies

CHDP Warns Not to Eat Certain Red Vines Candy products (Expanded List) - 09/07/2012

CHDP Warns Not to Eat Certain Red Vines Black Licorice Candy - 08/22/2012

CHDP Warns Not to Eat Certain Licorice from North Carolina - 08/09/2012

CHDP Warns Consumers Not to Eat Gold Plum Candy Imported From Taiwan - 07/20/2012

CHDP Lead in Chinese Ginger Candy 09/21/2010

Lead in Mexican Candies

Joel Grover Investigation:  'Contaminated Water?' - 4/25/2008

CHDP Warns Consumers Not to Eat Chaca Chaca Chacatrozo Candy (Mexico) - 4/17/2008     Spanish

CHDP Warns Consumers Not to Chew the Gum Contained in Dulces Yosi Megapack (Mexico) - 3/27/2008  Spanish

CHDP Warns Consumers Not to Eat Tamanlorin Candy and Barrichicle Mini Chewing Gum (Mexico) - 3/11/2008  Spanish

CHDP Warns Consumers Not to Eat Bibi Rainbow Chewing Gum Confection, Tamanzela Candies and Tarritos Candies (Mexico) - 2/7/2008

Folk Medicines Contain Lead - 1/22/2008

CHDP Warns Consumers Not to Eat De La Pulparindo Candy - 7/20/2007

Pictures of De La Pulparindo Candy

CHDP Warns Consumers Not to Eat De La Pulparindo Candy (Spanish)- 7/20/2007

State Health Department Warns Consumers Not to Eat Three Brands of Lead-Contaminated Candy from Mexico () - 5/9/2007

Pictures of Lucas Limon, Lucas Limon Con Chile, and Tama Roca Banderilla

State Health Department Warns Consumers Not to Eat Three Brands of Lead-Contaminated Candy from Mexico (Spanish) - 5/9/2007

L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo Secures Settlement to Remove Lead from Soft Drinks - 3/27/2007

Pepsi Agrees to Get the Lead Out of Labels - 4/22/06 

State Health Department Issues Health Warning on Lead-Contaminated Chapulines (Grasshoppers) - 11/13/03

FDA Warns Consumers about Use of "Litargirio" - Traditional Remedy that Contains Dangerous Levels of Lead - 10/2/03

Unusually High Lead Levels Found in Medication Made in India - News Release on 9/12/03

Removal of "Tama Roca" Candy from 30 Long Beach Markets - 2/20/02

Warning on Lead Contaminated Candy from Mexico - 4/26/01

 

Household Products

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Calls for Federal Action on Potential Lead Hazard Posed by Artificial Turf - 4/24/2008

Christmas Lights Found with Potentially Unsafe Levels of Lead - 12/11/2007

Popular Lipsticks Test Positive for Lead - 10/12/2007

CHDP Advises Consumers Not to Use CDPH Lunch Boxes ()- 9/20/2007

CHDP Advises Consumers Not to Use CDPH Lunch Boxes (Spanish)- 9/20/2007

Martin Designs Inc. Recalls SpongeBob SquarePants TM Character Address Books and Journals Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard - 8/22/2007

CPSC Warns About Worn Vinyl Baby Bibs - 5/2/2007

Various Metal Key Chains Recalled by Dollar General for Lead Poisoning Hazard - 4/3/2007

Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Jackets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 2/13/2007

Lifetime Brands Inc. Recalls Lemonade Jars for Lead Exposure Hazard - 12/13/2006

Decorative Snaps and Metal Clips Recalled by Provo Craft Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 11/15/2006

"Cars" Toy Chests Sold at Toys "R" Us Recalled by Delta Enterprise Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 11/9/2006

CPSC, Delta Enterprise Corp. Recall of Certain Cribs Sold at Toys R Us Stores - 11/23/05 

Lead in Children's Lunch Boxes - A Back to School Warning - 8/31/05 

CPSC, Meco Corp. Recall of Children's Folding Chairs - 7/27/05 

CPSC, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Karaoke Cassette Player/Recorders - 4/13/05 

CPSC, Meco Corp. Recall of Red Chairs form Children's Furniture Sets - 8/19/04 

CPSC, Furniture Recalled by Neiman Marcus - 7/5/01

Burning Candles Could be Hazardous to Your Health - 3/1/00

CPSC Finds Lead Poisoning Hazard for Young Children in Imported Vinyl Miniblinds - 6/25/96

 

Jewelry

Lead in Jewelry - New Law (link to California Department of Substances Control)

Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled by TOBY N.Y.C. Due to Risk of Lead Exposure - 8/22/2007

Children's Charm Bracelets Sold by Buy-Rite Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure - 8/22/2007

Children's Earrings Sold at Wal-Mart Stores in Florida Recalled by Uncas Manufacturing Co. Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 7/17/2007

Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled by Future Industries Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 7/5/2007

Children's Necklaces Recalled by GeoCentral Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 6/19/2007

Silver Stud Earrings Sold Exclusively at Kmart Recalled by Crimzon Rose Accessories Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 6/12/2007

Children's Metal Jewelry Sold at Limited Too and Justice Stores Recalled by Tween Brands Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 5/31/2007

Children's Rings Recalled by Cardinal Distributing Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 5/15/2007

High Lead Levels Prompt Recall of Children's Metal Jewelry by Spandrel Sales and Marketing Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 5/15/2007

Oriental Trading Company Inc. Recalls Children's Necklaces Due to Lead Hazard - 5/2/2007

Lead Poisoning Hazard Prompts Cardinal Distributing to Again Recall Children's Rings - 5/2/2007

900,000 Children's Necklaces and Charm Bracelets Recalled by Cardinal Distributing Co. Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 4/17/2007

A&A Global Industries Recalls Children's Bracelets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 4/3/2007

Children's Necklaces Sold Exclusively at Accessories Palace Recalled by United Imports Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 3/13/2007

Children's Jewelry Sold Exclusively at Kmart Recalled by Crimzon Rose Accessories Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 2/23/2007

Children's Rings Sold at Big Lots! Stores Recalled by Lari Jewelry Company Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 2/23/2007

Children's Rings Recalled by Shalom International Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 2/7/2007

Children's Bracelets Recalled by DM Merchandising Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 2/7/2007

U.S. Toy Co. Recalls More Children's Butterfly Necklaces Due to Lead Poisoning - 1/18/2007

Children's "Powerpuff Girls" Necklaces Recalled Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 12/13/2006

Children's Butterfly Necklaces Recalled by U.S. Toy Co. Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard - 12/13/2006

CPSC, Juicy Couture Children's Jewelry Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard - 5/10/06

CPSC, Metal Charms Sold with Twentieth Century Fox DVDs Recalled for Toxic Lead Hazard - 5/5/06

CPSC, Children's Necklaces Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard - 4/27/06 

CPSC, Children's Jewelry Sold at American Girl Stores Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard - 3/30/06

CPSC, Lead Poisoning Hazard Prompts Recall of Metal Charm Bracelets - 3/23/06 

CPSC, Dollar Tree Stores Inc. Toy Jewelry Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard to Children - 3/23/06 

CPSC, Reebok Recalls Bracelet Linked to Child's Lead Poisoning Death, 3/23/06 

CPSC Announces Recall of Metal Toy Jewelry Sold in Vending Machines - 3/1/2006

CPSC, Metal Charms Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard Children, 2/23/06 

CPSC, Stravina Operating Co. Announce Recall of Children's Metal Necklaces and Zipper Pulls - 11/30/05 

CPSC, Dollar General Corp. Announce Recall of Costume Jewelry - 9/22/05 

CPSC, Monogram International Inc. Announce Recall of Bracelet - 9/22/05 

CPSC, Hirschberg Schutz & Co. Inc. Announce Recall of Metal Charms - 8/19/05 

CPSC, Dollar General Corp. Announce Recall of Metal Heart-Shaped Pendants - 5/12/05 

Metal Toy Jewelry Sold in Vending Machines Can Contain Dangerous Levels of Lead 

CPSC, Riviera Trading Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Costume Bracelets - 1/11/05

CPSC, Raymond Geddes Co. Announce Recall of Children's Necklaces, 12/17/04

CPSC, Brand Imports, LLC Announce Recall of Children's Rings, 3/2/04

CPSC, L.M. Becker & Co. Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Necklaces, 9/10/03 

Other News/Reports

FDA Broadens Access to Lead Screening Test that Gives Immediate Results - 9/18/2006

Senate Bill 460 (SB 460)- January 2003

The Changing Face of Lead Poisoning Prevention - Senate Bill 460

 

 
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