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Mo. official announces recall of nine more Chinese-made toys

Friday, September 28, 2007 | 3:28 p.m. CDT; updated 12:54 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

COLUMBIA — Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has announced another round of recalls of Chinese-manufactured toys sold in the U.S.

The nine toys were recalled because of unsafe levels of lead, according to a press release from Nixon’s office. He and other attorneys general have been examining safety practices and regulations that may have resulted in the high concentrations of lead in millions of toys made in China and sold to American consumers.

Last month, Nixon launched a Web site to serve as a clearinghouse of information from several federal agencies on recalled products. The creation of that site, ago.mo.gov/recalls, was created after a series of high-profile recalls of Chinese products, including toothpaste, toys and pet food. It has received about 15,000 visitors since its launch in mid-August, according to the news release.

The following are the nine latest product recalls:

- TOBY & ME jewelry sets, because of high levels of lead in the jewelry. This is an expansion of a recall in late August.

- Twelve different Kolcraft play yards, or portable play pens, because of a strangulation hazard.

- Children’s Spinning-Wheel metal necklaces, made by Rhode Island Novelties, because of high levels of lead in the clasp.

- Floor Puppet Theaters, made by Guidecraft, Inc., because of high levels of lead paint.

- Children’s toy rakes, sold exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores, because of high levels of lead paint.

- Britain’s “Knights of the Sword” series toys, because of high levels of lead paint.

- Happy Giddy gardening tools and Children’s Sunny Patch chairs, sold at Target stores, because of high levels of lead paint.

- Thomas and Friends wooden railway toys, because of high levels of lead paint. This is an expansion of a recall in mid-June.

- Single Post swing sets, made by BCI Burke Company LLC, because of construction hazard — involves a top beam that could fall.


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