Friday, December 26, 2008

More Cribs Recalled

Newly recalled items include "about 3,000 Newport rubbed-black 4-in-1 cribs and 6,000 matching furniture pieces manufactured in Indonesia by Munire Furniture Inc. of Piscataway, N.J." The red paint under the black finish has high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. The AP says the company has received one report of a child diagnosed with lead poisoning after ingesting the paint.

Interestingly, a Washington Post columnist noted that the Munire Furniture's website includes the following information: "You can have peace of mind that all Muniré products are coated with finishes that are in compliance with Federal Regulation 16CFR1303 for lead content and have been certified as such by Intertek, a testing laboratory recognized by both the American Society for Testing and Materials and the Consumer Products Safety Commission." Now, don't you feel better?

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