Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates High Levels of Lead in Children’s Cra-Z-Art Kits
Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is investigating certain retailers and manufacturers after lab tests revealed high levels of lead in Cra-Z-Art jewelry-making kits supplied by La Rose Industries. In some cases, the popular children’s toy contained as much as 10 times the amount of lead permitted by federal child safety limits.
The high levels of lead were discovered by the New York Attorney General’s office in a broader test for toxic chemicals in children’s products. According to the New York Times, the office tested 10 boxes of three Cra-Z-Art jewelry-making sets and found that the included wristbands contained lead at levels of 120 to 980 parts per million (ppm), levels that exceed the 100 ppm limit established under the federal Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) for children’s products.
The Cra-Z-Art jewelry-making kits found to contain wristbands with lead levels exceeding the federal children’s safety lead limit are:
- Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine
- Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and Slider Bracelets
- My Look Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine
If you have purchased Cra-Z-Art jewelry-making kits that may contain toxic levels of lead, please contact attorneys Amy Williams-Derry, Daniel Mensher, or Matthew Preusch at (800) 776-6044 or via email at .
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