At least 20 styles of Disney (DIS) and Marvel branded kids’ sunglasses were recalled because they were made with lead paint, in violation of federal law, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. In addition, some sunglasses sold under the Sears (SHLD) and Kmart brand are being recalled.
Among the styles being recalled are those with Disney’s Doc McStuffins, characters from the “Cars” movies, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and the Mickey Mouse Club. Marvel’s Spider-Man sunglasses were also recalled.
Consumers are asked to take the recalled sunglasses away from children and contact the distributor to either get a refund or a free replacement sent to you.
200,000 Pairs Sold
More than 200,000 of the sunglasses were sold at CVS (CVS), Walgreens (WAG), Rite-Aid (RAD), Kmart, Bon Ton (BONT) and other stores between December 2013 and March 2014. They were priced at between $7 and $13.
The sunglasses were imported from China by the Rhode Island company FGX International. You can contact FGX at (877) 277-0104 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern.
Federal standards regarding lead in paints for products intended for children 12 and under have been tightened in recent years to allow virtually no lead at all — only 0.01 percent, or 100 parts per million. Lead paint can be dangerous, particularly to young children who tend to put things in their mouths. Ingested lead has been connected to a variety of health problems in children, including neurological issues.