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Sunglasses Recalled Due to Lead Paint

Sunglasses are an effective way to protect children’s sensitive eyes. Unfortunately, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced the recall of approximately 215,000 children’s sunglasses.

According to the CPSC, surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead. Under federal law, all children’s products must not contain a concentration of lead greater than 0.009 percent (90 parts per million) in paint or any similar surface coatings.

The recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses, which come in a variety of colors and with printed images of characters on the frames. The defective sunglasses were imported from China by FGX International Inc.

The specific model numbers can be found on the CPSC website. They were sold at Bon Ton,CVS, K-mart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and other retail stores nationwide from December 2013 to March 2014 for between $7 and $13.

Parents and caregivers are advised to immediately take these sunglasses away from children and return them to FGX International for a free replacement or refund, which will include free shipping and handling.