Children’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program


RECALL:

Recall Item 8.25.22

Name of Product:  Big Game Hunters Mud Kitchens

Hazard: The brass water tap of the play kitchen contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Remedy: Repair
Recall Date: August 25, 2022
Description: The recall involves the brass water tap on the Big Game Hunters Mud Kitchen, a children’s outdoor play kitchen made of untreated and unpainted natural wood.  The Mud Kitchen was sold in two styles – Single and Triple (a/k/a XL).  The Single Mud Kitchen includes a plastic wash tub, plastic water dispenser, pretend stove, slide-out counter and a brass water tap (to attach a garden hose) and is 43.25 inches wide (56 inches with counter fully extended), 16.5 inches deep and 36 inches tall.  The Triple (a/k/a XL) Mud Kitchen additionally includes two cabinets with doors, two additional pretend burners and controls for the pretend stove, a water dispenser, and two storage shelves, and is 32 inches wide (44 inches with counter fully extended), 18 inches deep and 34.5 inches tall.  A five-digit lot code is located on the outer packaging.  The first two digits of the lot code are LO, the third and fourth digits are numbers, and the last digit is the letter O or P. 
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled Big Game Hunters Mud Kitchen, remove and dispose of the brass water tap, 
and contact DOM Enterprises & Mfg. Ltd. (“DOM Sports”) for a free replacement water tap. Consumers will be contacted through 
Amazon’s messaging platform.
Children’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

This program screens and case manages children with elevated lead levels. We provide lead screenings free of charge to children under 6. If lead is detected we begin case management interviews and follow-ups with their primary physicians. If a state case is identified, we work with the State to provide environmental testing of the home to identify lead sources as well as education for parents on ways to decrease exposure as well as ways to keep kids healthy and lead-free.

Find more information from the CDC.

What are the facts?

Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet an estimated 250,000 U.S. children have elevated blood-lead levels. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime. Plumas County Public Health is committed to eliminating this burden to public health.

Most children who have lead poisoning do not look or act sick. Symptoms, if present, may be confused with common childhood complaints, such as stomachache, crankiness, headaches, or loss of appetite.

Free Testing Available

The Plumas County Public Health Clinic provides free testing for lead in children. The test involves a finger stick. It is recommended that all children be tested at 1 and 2 years of age.

Most children will have negative results, but a child with positive lead exposure will be retested and referred to a public health nurse for follow-up, and environmental health staff may become involved to try to locate the source of the lead in the child’s environment.

How does lead harm a child?

  • Lead poisoning can harm a child’s nervous system and brain when they are still forming. 
  • Lead can lead to a low blood count (anemia).
  • Small amounts of lead in the body can make it hard for children to learn, pay attention, and succeed in school.
  • Higher amounts of lead exposure can damage the nervous system, kidneys, and other major organs. Very high exposure can lead to seizures or death.

Tips

  • Keep the area where your children play as dust-free and clean as possible.
  • Consider hiring a certified inspector to check for lead hazards in older homes. Click here to find an inspector.
  • Ask your doctor to test your young children for lead even if they seem healthy. Read more: How Lead Exposure Can Affect Your Child.
  • Be a good neighbor. Spread the word about EPA’s new lead-safe renovation rule. Read more.
  • Report chipped or cracked paint to your landlord if you live in an older home built before 1978.
  • Make sure your children do not chew on painted surfaces, such as toys or window sills.
  • Learn about and avoid toys that contain lead. Read more.
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips

Frequently Asked Questions About Lead Poisoning

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Additional information about preventing childhood lead poisoning:


Audio Podcasts

Listen to a podcast from CDC about lead poisoning prevention and to EPA’s podcast about the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. Podcasts can be accessed directly from the CDC Web site, or you can download audio and/or video podcasts to your desktop and your portable music/video player to get health information at your convenience and on the go.

’Is Your Child Safe from Lead Poisoning?’

Dr. Mary Jean Brown, CDC’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch Chief discusses the importance of testing children for lead poisoning, who should be tested, and what parents can do to prevent lead poisoning.

’Renovate Right: Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children’

Dr. Maria Doa, EPA’s Director of National Program Chemicals Division discusses EPA’s new rule for renovations, repairs, and painting activities.

More Resources

Protect Your Family from Sources of Lead

Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW)

CDC and HHS share the goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning in the United States. NLPPW occurs every year during The last full week in October During NLPPW, CDC aims to:

  • Raise awareness about lead poisoning;
  • Stress the importance of screening the highest risk children younger than 6 years of age (preferably by ages 1 and 2) if they have not been tested yet;
  • Highlight partner’s efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning; and
  • Urge people to take steps to reduce lead exposure.

During NLPPW, many states and communities offer free blood-lead testing and conduct various education and awareness events. For more information about NLPPW activities in your area, please contact your state or local health department.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Public Health Agency Clinic: (530) 283-6330

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