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Children’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
BUNCH BIKES PRESCHOOL ELECTRIC BICYCLES
Recall Date: May 30, 2023
Preschool Electric Bicycles are being recalled because the yellow paint contains elevated levels of lead, posing a lead-poisoning hazard to children. More information about this recall is available on the CPSC website and the Bunch Bikes recall web page. An image of the product is below. Parents should contact Bunch Bikes www.bunchbike.com for free replacement wood panels. Bunch Bikes is contacting all purchasers directly.
L.O.L SUPRISE METAL DOLL PIN
Recall Date: May 30, 2023
L.O.L. Surprise! Trick or Treat subscription boxes sold with Metal Doll Pins are being recalled because the paint on the metal doll pins contains elevated levels of lead, posing a lead poisoning hazard. More information is available on the CPSC website and the L.O.L Surprise! recall web page. An image of the product is below. Parents should contact CultureFly (toll-free at 866-540-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) for a $10 refund.
Bindle Water Bottles
Recall Date: March 27, 2023
There is a voluntary recall of Bindle dual-compartment water bottles. This product is being recalled because the dry storage container at the bottom contains a dot of finishing solder that contains elevated levels of lead, posing a hazard. All Bindle bottle sizes and colors purchased before February 15, 2023, are affected. More information about this recall is available on Bindle's website. Consumer Reports tested the bottles and has contacted the Consumer Product Safety Commission for further investigation. Images of the product are below.
We encourage parents to immediately take the recalled products away from their children, stop using the dry storage compartment, and register for a free repair kit or request a full refund from Bindle's website or by emailing email@example.com
Test children for lead exposure if children used this product.
Juvo Plus Children's Butterfly Net Sets and Army Action Figure Playsets
Recall date: October 20, 2022
Consumer Information: Juvo Plus toll-free at 833-408-0493 from 8 am to 7 pm ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://www.recallrtr.com/figuresandnets or https://www.juvoplus.com/ and click on the Recall link under About Us at the bottom of the page for more information.
Big Game Hunters Mud Kitchens
Recall Date: August 25, 2022
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: Consumers 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 levels. A simple blood test can prevent permanent damage that will last a lifetime. Plumas County Public Health is committed to eliminating this burden on 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.
- 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 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:
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency website on lead or call 1-800-424-LEAD (5323)
- CDC's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program website
- Lead in the workplace Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology Surveillance Program/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (ABLES/NIOSH)
- Lead in the Environmental Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)