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From Products Liability Law Daily, September 4, 2014

Lead-containing paint prompts recall of 215,000 children’s sunglasses

By Pamela C. Maloney, J.D.

FGX International Inc., of Smithfield, Rhode Island, has recalled approximately 215,000 children’s sunglasses because the surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 14-268, September 4, 2014)

Incidents and injuries. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses. They come in a variety of colors and with printed images of characters on the frames. The style numbers—which are located inside the sunglasses’ left temple arm—along with the brand name and colors affected by the recall include: S00014SVS999/Marvel Spider-Man/red, blue; S00014SVSBLU/Marvel Spider-Man/Blue; S00014SVSRED/Marvel Spider-Man/red; S00021LKC999/SK2 Sears /Kmart Private Label/blue; S00021SVS999/Marvel Spider-Man/red/black & silver/blue; S01551SDB999/Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse/red/white & silver/black; S02964SJN440/Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates/blue; S02964SJN999/Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates/blue; S03683SDC999/Disney Cars/blue, black, red; S04611SDC001/Disney Cars/red/black; S04611SDC080/Disney Cars/red/silver; S04611SDC400/Disney Cars/blue/teal/yellow; S04611SDC999/Disney Cars/blue/teal/yellow & red/black, red/silver; S07786SMS500/Disney Doc McStuffins/purple/pink; S07786SMS650/Disney Doc McStuffins/pink/blue; S07786SMS999/Disney Doc McStuffins/purple/pink & pink/blue; S07840SDC999/Disney Cars/red/black; S07841SDC001/Disney Cars/black/silver; S07841SDC440/Disney Cars/blue/red; S07841SDC999/Disney Cars/blue/red, black/silver &black/red.

Remedy. Consumers should take these sunglasses away from children immediately and return them to FGX International for a free replacement or refund, including free shipping and handling.

Consumer Contact: Customers may contact FGX International toll-free at (877) 277- 0104 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fgxi.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

Companies: FGX International Inc.

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