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UPDATE 1-US probes fondle valuables kits related to high lead levels


The tip U.S. consumer product reserve regulator is reviewing either to remember widely sole fondle jewelry-making kits after a New York state examine dynamic that a products enclose dangerously high levels of lead.

Elliot Kaye, who chairs a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, pronounced on Friday that he is examining a reserve of Cra-Z-Art kits after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called on several large retailers to lift them from store shelves.

The profession ubiquitous pronounced sets that his bureau tested enclosed wristbands with lead levels as high as 980 tools per million, distant surpassing a 100-part sovereign extent for children’s products.

He pronounced he sent letters to Amazon.com Inc, Sears Holdings Corp’s Kmart, Target Corp, Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and other retailers, perfectionist that they stop offered and remember a sets, that his bureau pronounced were done in China.

A identical direct was done to LaRose Industries LLC, a Randolph, New Jersey-based association that distributes Cra-Z-Art.

“Just hours after receiving information about these valuables creation kits, CPSC staff non-stop an review into a reserve of these products,” Kaye pronounced in a statement. “CPSC’s review will be consummate and swift, and we will positively take all fitting stairs to strengthen a public.”

The elect typically works with companies to arrange intentional recalls and can record lawsuits if that can't be accomplished. Schneiderman can't sequence a national recall.

LaRose did not immediately respond to a ask for comment.

Wal-Mart pronounced it requires suppliers to accommodate “all applicable” standards, and that “out of an contentment of caution, we are stealing these equipment from a stores and online inventory.”

Toys “R” Us, also citing caution, pronounced it is “working to lift a equipment from a stores and website.”

Kmart pronounced it would concur with a profession ubiquitous and is committed to safety. Target pronounced it is reviewing a matter, and is also committed to safety. Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The 10 Cra-Z-Art sets that were tested had been purchased during 9 Kmart, Target and Toys “R” Us stores in New York.

The products embody Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine, Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and Slider Bracelets, and My Look Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; modifying by Lisa Von Ahn and Cynthia Osterman)

Article source: http://in.reuters.com/article/usa-toys-lead-idINL2N17P1SS

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