The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced that 20 different styles of children’s sunglasses that were sold in stores between December 2013 and March 2014 are being recalled over concerns about lead paint. The sunglasses were sold at a number of stores across the United States, including CVS, K-mart, and Walgreens, and were imported from China by the company FGX International.
A statement released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that the paint on these sunglasses contained, “excessive amounts of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.” In total, the recall included around 215,000 pairs of sunglasses, many of which had images of Disney or Marvel characters painted on the surface. Individuals who purchased a pair of the recalled sunglasses are encouraged to return them to FGX International.
Lead paint poses a serious threat to all consumers, but its effects can be especially devastating on children. As such, if your child has been injured or otherwise suffered harm because of a dangerous or defective consumer product, it is important that the manufacturer is held accountable for their inexcusable negligence. Learn more about how our experienced team of Chicago product liability lawyers at the Disparti Law Group, can help you if your child has been injured or has fallen ill because of a dangerous product by calling us today at 888-861-7757.