Buy this domain.
'Thousands' of Children's Vinyl Lunch Boxes Containing Lead are Recalled | cialis online

'Thousands' of Children's Vinyl Lunch Boxes Containing Lead are Recalled

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

After an investigation conducted by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the wholesaler, Fast Forward, LLC, has agreed to institute a recall of thousands of children’s lunch boxes because they contain dangerous levels of lead.

These soft plastic and mesh containers were sold by retails throughout New York State from March through September 2005.

Spitzer’s investigation into the vinyl lunch boxes proved that the amount of lead in Fast Forward products exceeds permissible levels as set by environmental protection laws. Laboratory tests showed that several lunch boxes, in particular the ones with Spiderman and Superman, had lead levels that violated New York state laws.

The lead was used in the lunch boxes to help keep the vinyl stable. It is a toxic substance, however, that in elevated levels can lead to both neurological and developmental problems in children.

As a result of the investigation, Wal-Mart and Target promptly removed the product from their shelves. Fast Forward has also consented to recall vinyl lunch boxes featuring Spiderman, Superman, Batman, the Fantastic Four, Precious Moments, and Rocawear products from stores.

Spitzer praised the actions of these retailers. "The recall of these children’s products will protect children and our environment from the damaging effects of lead. I commend the distributor and Wal-Mart and Target for acting promptly to address this important matter."

Despite this major recall the products are still available in some smaller locations and online through eBay.

In addition to the recall Fast Forward will pay $7,000 in civil penalties and costs. The company also promises to ensure that its products comply with hazardous materials laws and to see that the disposal the toxic lunch boxes conforms with New York’s environmental rules.

Consumers who purchased the lunch boxes should return them to the retailer where they were bought by February 28, 2006 for a cash refund with a receipt, or a store credit without a receipt.

Consumers may also obtain a full refund by returning lunch boxes directly to Fast Forward by February 28, 2006 with a Refund Request Form available from the New York Attorney General’s Office.

« »

Comments are closed.




Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.