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09/05/2014

Department of Consumer Protection Alerts Consumers to Recall of Lead-Tainted Children’s Sunglasses

HARTFORD, September 5 - The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting parents and children’s caregivers to a new recall of children’s sunglasses that have been deemed unsafe due to excessive levels of lead.


Consumers should immediately take these sunglasses away from children and return them to the importer for a free replacement or refund, including free shipping and handling.

About 215,000 pairs of the sunglasses were sold nationwide at CVS, K-mart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and other retail stores nationwide starting in December 2013 for between $7 and $13.under Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brands. They come in a variety of colors, and included printed images of characters on the frames. Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

Sample Disney “Cars” Sunglasses recalled sunglasses sample

The following style numbers located inside the sunglasses’ left temple arm are included in the recall:

Style#

Brand

Colors

S00014SVS999

Marvel Spider-Man

Red, blue

S00014SVSBLU

Marvel Spider-Man

Blue

S00014SVSRED

Marvel Spider-Man

Red

S00021LKC999

SK2 Sears /Kmart Private Label 

Blue

S00021SVS999

Marvel Spider-Man 

Red/black, silver/blue 

S01551SDB999

Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 

Red/white, silver/black

S02964SJN440

Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates          

Blue

S02964SJN999

Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates         

Blue

S03683SDC999

Disney Cars 

Blue, black, red

S04611SDC001           

Disney Cars 

Red/black 

S04611SDC080           

Disney Cars 

Red/Silver 

S04611SDC400           

Disney Cars 

Blue/teal/yellow 

S04611SDC999

Disney Cars 

Blue/teal/yellow, red/black, red/silver 

S07786SMS500

Disney Doc McStuffins 

Purple/pink 

S07786SMS650

Disney Doc McStuffins 

Pink/blue 

S07786SMS999

Disney Doc McStuffins 

Purple/pink, pink/blue 

S07840SDC999           

Disney Cars 

Red/black 

S07841SDC001           

Disney Cars 

Black/silver 

S07841SDC440           

Disney Cars 

Blue/red 

S07841SDC999           

Disney Cars

Blue/red, black/silver, black/red

S07840SDC999           

Disney Cars                                    

Red/black 

S07841SDC001           

Disney Cars 

Black/silver 

S07841SDC440           

Disney Cars 

Blue/red 

S07841SDC999           

Disney Cars

Blue/red, black/silver, black/red

Imported by FGX International of Smithfield, Rhode Island, the sunglasses were manufactured in China. 

Contact FGX International toll-free at (877) 277- 0104 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fgxi.com and click on “Recall” for information about returning this product for a refund.

Lead is a naturally-occurring element that can be harmful to humans when ingested or inhaled, particularly to children under the age of six. Lead poisoning can cause a number of adverse human health effects, but is particularly detrimental to the neurological development of children.

Children's products that are designed or intended primarily for use by children 12 years of age or younger cannot contain greater than 100 ppm (0.01 percent) of total lead content in any accessible component part of the children's product.

Department of Consumer Protection agents will visit retailers to ensure that the recalled items have been removed from store shelves.

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