New Orleans parents should be aware that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target have announced a recall of children’s belts that pose a threat of serious injury. The buckles in these belts contain lead levels that exceed the federal lead paint standard. Parents who have purchased this dangerous product should take immediate steps to remove it from their home.
Lead has been shown to cause serious health problems, including brain damage, in children. If your child has suffered from injuries or illness due to a defective product, you should explore your options for filing a product liability lawsuit.
There are two types of belts subject to recall, both of which were sold in packs of two. The Cherokee boys’ belts are reversible black and brown belts sold in sized M-XL. The numbers 202/08/0018, 202/08/0019 or 202/08/0020 are embossed on them. The girls’ Circo belts are pink and white, come in sizes XS-L and have a heart shaped buckle.
Unfortunately, the girls’ belts do not have a number embossed on them. If you still have the product label attached to the belt, it will have the numbers 202/05/0071, 202/05/0072, 202/05/0073 or 202/05/0074 on it.
Approximately 105,150 of these belts were sold exclusively at Target stores and through www.target.com from December 2008 through December 2009. If you purchased one of these belts, you should return it to Target immediately for a full refund. If you need additional information, you can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their website.
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