On July 31, 2013, Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc., maker of outdoor furniture for kids, recalled about 14,000 units of the ladybug-themed outdoor furniture. The red surface paint on the furniture contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standards.
The outdoor furniture items have large ladybug images on the fabric. The items include the following: camp chair, folding chair, moon chair, double-seat swing chair, and patio set that includes 2 chairs.
The recalled items were sold at Weis Markets, wholesale distributors, grocery store and drug stores nationwide from January 2013 to May 2013.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled outdoor furniture away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Lead poisoning can be especially dangerous for young children. Even ingestion of small chips of paint containing lead can cause serious health problems that affect mental and physical development. Young children, under the age of 6, are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning because they often put things in their mouths.
For parents, it is important to recognize the symptoms of lead poisoning, which according to the Mayo Clinic, may include:
Lead poisoning can cause serious injuries to both children and adults. If toys contain high levels of lead, in violation of federal lead paint standards, then the manufacturer of the toys may be held responsible for your child’s lead poisoning and the damages resulting from the poisoning.
If your child suffered lead poisoning as a result of high levels of lead in a toy, feel free to call the PA and NJ personal injury lawyers at White and Williams LLP to discuss your child’s legal rights. We offer a free initial consultation. 877.944.8396