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Children's Chairs Recalled Due to Lead Paint Violation

Before heading to the beach, park or backyard picnic this summer, parents may want to check out their toddlers’ outdoor chairs. Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc. recently announced the recall of Leisure Ways® pink butterfly themed children’s camp chairs, moon chairs, and swings.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the screen-printing on the fabric of the chairs and swings contains excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues. Due to its toxicity, toys and other products must meet federal requirements limiting lead in children’s products.

The recall involves approximately 6,000 products. The defective chairs and swings were sold at Weis Markets, wholesale distributors, grocery and drug stores nationwide from January 2016 through April 2016 for between $10 and $50.

As described in the recall notice, the chair and swings have a metal frame with large red butterfly images and other colorful images on the pink polyester fabric. “Distributed by: Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc.” and “Tracking # November/2015” are printed on the tracking label sewn into the seat of each chair.

Given the risk of lead exposure, parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and swings and take them away from children. They can then return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to a recalled or otherwise defective chair, swing, or other children’s product, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your legal rights, contact a San Diego product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.