The hazards of lead paint poising have been known throughout the world since the early 1900’s. Most cases of child lead poising result from the ingestion and inhalation of lead based paint and particles. However, other sources of lead, such as vinyl mini-blinds and toys may also be a major source of poisoning.
In a recent article in the Jere Beasley Report, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nine children’s product manufacturers, importers, and sellers have agreed to pay more than $500,000 in civil penalties. These penalties settle allegations that the firms “knowingly manufactured, imported, or sold toys and other children’s articles with paint or other surface coatings that contained lead levels in violation of federal law.”
The items that were recalled in 2007 and 2008 include:
- Metal jewelry
- Metal water bottles
- Pencil pouches
- Halloween pails and baskets
Parents and relatives of lead poisoned children are encouraged to contact Charles E. Boyk Law Offices LLC., immediately to learn about the legal rights of their children. Call our office toll free at 800.637.8170 for your free copy of Little Kids, Big Accidents. Our Toledo, Ohio child accident injury lawyers provide this book free of charge to parents whose children have been injured due to the negligence of someone else.