NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a statement about the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) announcement it will implement a national recall of “Cra-Z-Art” children’s products because of high levels of lead.

“I applaud the Consumer Product Safety Commission for issuing a national recall of the Cra-Z-Art products containing high lead levels that my office found on store shelves in New York,” Schneiderman said. “Manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers all have a responsibility to ensure that products intended for use by children are safe. My office’s findings are symptomatic of a potentially larger problem with imported children’s products that still remains to be addressed.”

Scheiderman went on to say his office will continue to look into the products and how they were able to breach security and safety nets enacted to protect children from harmful exposure to unsafe lead levels.

“No parents should have to worry that a toy they buy will poison their child,” Schneiderman said.

The CPSC’s decision comes after Schneiderman’s office announced in April they had discovered high lead levels in parts of Cra-Z-Art products supplied by LaRose Industries.

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