NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office has found that many children’s jewelry-making kits supplied by LaRose Industries allegedly have high lead levels.
These products, sold as Cra-Z-Art, are distributed to and sold in K-Mart, Target and Toys-R-Us stores in Long Island, New York City and the Syracuse and Buffalo areas. Schneiderman is calling all involved parties to immediately remove the products from stores, and seeks a national recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
“Manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers all have a responsibility to ensure that products intended for use by children are safe,” Schneiderman said. “My office’s discovery of children’s products containing high-levels of lead for sale on store shelves in New York points to an alarming breach in the safety net that is supposed to protect our kids from dangerous chemicals.”
Schneiderman went on to say that his office will hold responsible those who allowed allegedly toxic products to reach children. His office will look into how these products reached store shelves in New York.
“No parents should have to worry that a toy they buy may poison their child,” he said.