Disney and Marvel Kids Sunglasses Recalled Due to Lead Paint

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At least 20 styles of Disney (DIS) and Marvel branded kids' sunglasses were recalled because they were made with lead paint, in violation of federal law, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. In addition, some sunglasses sold under the Sears (SHLD) and Kmart brand are being recalled.

Among the styles being recalled are those with Disney's Doc McStuffins, characters from the "Cars" movies, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and the Mickey Mouse Club. Marvel's Spider-Man sunglasses were also recalled.

Consumers are asked to take the recalled sunglasses away from children and contact the distributor to either get a refund or a free replacement sent to you.

200,000 Pairs Sold

More than 200,000 of the sunglasses were sold at CVS (CVS), Walgreens (WAG), Rite-Aid (RAD), Kmart, Bon Ton (BONT) and other stores between December 2013 and March 2014. They were priced at between $7 and $13.

The sunglasses were imported from China by the Rhode Island company FGX International. You can contact FGX at (877) 277-0104 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

Federal standards regarding lead in paints for products intended for children 12 and under have been tightened in recent years to allow virtually no lead at all -- only 0.01 percent, or 100 parts per million. Lead paint can be dangerous, particularly to young children who tend to put things in their mouths. Ingested lead has been connected to a variety of health problems in children, including neurological issues.


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madchemep2al

What the hell are our watchdogs like the FDA or FTC doing? Oh I know, watching porn on their computers or accepting bribes from the Chinese lobbyists.

September 08 2014 at 5:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Tom Crock

Why would you trust anything made in China?

September 05 2014 at 4:38 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
mrusin1104

Based on the history on Chinese manufacturing, companies like Disney (who license these products), would have a tighter rein on the products they are approving.

September 05 2014 at 3:06 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
blanketyblankblank

buy cheap crap and this is what you get

September 05 2014 at 12:25 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
kimmer0310

When will people learn?

Don't buy dog treats for you dog from China.
Don't buy sunglasses for your kids from China.

Unless it's for your ex.

Definitely buy treats and sunglasses from China for your ex.

Maybe a hat too!

September 05 2014 at 9:45 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
JohnR

"the sunglasses were imported from China..."

People, wake up and read your labels! Don't buy cheap (or otherwise) Chinese goods OR FOOD! The risk of adulteration is too high.

September 05 2014 at 9:33 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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loneshark915

look at your labels, it does not say made in china, it says made for walmart or whatever company and walmart gives an arkansas, (i think it is arkansas), but really does not say where it was really made.

September 09 2014 at 12:32 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mistergg69

If Americans stopped buying items made in China our economy would collapse because we have an economy built on consumption and almost every non-food item that we consume is made in China.

September 05 2014 at 7:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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loneshark915

you have no faith in USA, if all imports stopped coming from china, you would see many many factories built overnight and that would not be a bad thing. would put a lot of AMERICANS back to work.

September 09 2014 at 1:40 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
avanticrzy

Walt would turn over in his grave if he knew that everything hie beloved Disney sells is CRAP made in China.................

September 04 2014 at 11:30 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
parksle2

Gee imported from China when are you people going to stop buying anything from China!

September 04 2014 at 8:20 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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mistergg69

You are China free?

September 05 2014 at 7:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ectullis

Made in china painted with lead paint, no surprises here

September 04 2014 at 8:09 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply