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.