Thursday, April 27, 2006

Memo to People Who Sell Stuff For Kids

To:  Everyone Who Sells Stuff For Kids
From:  Bill Childs, TortsProf Blog
Re:  Lead in Toys

Hi,

I know, you're busy coming up with new cheap shiny things for my daughter to say she needs as we wander the store.  But I've noticed a bit of a trend in the few short months I've subscribed to the CPSC's recall mailing list.

So I have some advice that might seem kinda obvious, but evidently it comes as a surprise.  It's pretty simple:

Stop selling stuff for kids with high levels of lead.  That includes:

Necklaces

Bracelets.

Mood necklace and ring, glow-in-the-dark necklace and ring, UV necklace and ring

Metal charm bracelets

Metal charms.

That's five lead jewelry recalls in three months. 

So stop that.  Okay?  Thanks.

Hugs,
Bill

P.S. Oh, and Selected Trading, if you know the recall notice is going to tell people to go to your website for more information, put some information about the recall on your website.  Duh. 

(No mention of the recall on the Selected Trading site as of 4:15 EST 4/27/06 -- see SelectedTradingCorporation.pdf.)

(Edit: Howdy, Consumerist readers!)

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