Action Figures Recalled Due to Lead Paint Levels

Posted on January 24, 2012

It’s not a good day over at the Lee Carter Company of San Francisco.

It was reported earlier that one of their products, a baby rattle, was facing a recall.  But apparently that’s not the end of their troubles.

The company has also just recalled a product called Super Luchamania Action Figures.  The reason?  Levels of lead paint were excessive, as reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

About 7,000 packs of the figures were affected by the recall.  The figures came in packs of 12 and were sold between $12 and $14 at various craft stores across the country between June 2000 and October 2011.  They were originally manufacture in Mexico.

The figures are multi-colored plastic wrestlers with plastic capes.  They’re about four inches tall.  The words “Super Luchamania” are printed at the top of the package.

No injuries have been reported, but nevertheless, parents should take the toys away and send them back to the Lee Carter Company for a refund.

As a Ventura personal injury lawyer, it’s sad to see a recall on a product that has been widely available for ten years.  Still, better late than never.  Parents need to always be aware of how safe the products they give their children are.  You never know when a toy as seemingly innocuous as an action figure will slip through the cracks and pose a danger.  I’m a personal injury lawyer in Ventura, and I can attest that sometimes even little things can pose a big hazard.

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