Earlier this week, EKSuccess Brands announced the recall of American Girl Crafts Jewelry Kits. The product is being recalled because it violates the Consumer Product Safety Commission lead paint standard. This prompted the recall of nearly 75,000 units. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Injury Attorney, I can say that this recall is necessary because it violates a legal standard that is designed to protect children from harmful products. Although it will cost the company a significant amount of money, the CPSC enacted these limits in order to protect children and that is what this recall is ensuring.
According to the CPSC EKSuccess Brands American Girl Crafts Jewelry Kit Recall Release, the product was recalled because “the surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead.” As a Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyer, this is important information because this surface coating is what is most exposed to the children, thereby presenting the biggest danger. If a child were to put the bead in their mouth, as many commonly do, they could become quite ill because of the excessive amounts of lead.
Most children’s products companies have significant safety testing programs already, but it is never good when something like this slips through the cracks and reaches the marketplace. EKSuccess Brands will need to work extra hard to ensure that no other defective products reach consumers because as a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Injury Lawyer, and as a parent, I know that parents will not risk their children’s health if they know a company has a bad reputation. However, hopefully this is just an anomaly and the company can make improvements going forward.
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