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Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/27/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Croquet Sets Recalled Due to Violations of the Federal Lead Paint and Phthalates Bans
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers consumer product and material testing services for phthalates, lead, BPA and other regulated substances to safeguard the public and to help companies comply with health and safety regulations.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, March 27, 2024

Last month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of family croquet sets that were manufactured in India and sold in the United States through a major online retailer from May of 2015 through June of 2021. The croquet sets are being recalled due to violations of the federal lead paint and phthalates ban.

 

According to the recall notice:

The paint or surface coating on the red mallet, blue mallet, red hoop, and winning post contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban, posing a lead poisoning hazard. In addition, the coating on the red and blue mallets contains levels of regulated phthalates that exceed the prohibition of specific phthalates. Lead and phthalates are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

 

“Exposure to elevated levels of lead or phthalates is a concern for everyone, but this is especially true for children,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Lead-based paints used on toys or other products can cause lead poisoning. While the health effects of various phthalate exposures are not completely understood, some are strongly suspected to be endocrine disruptors. Federal regulations restrict their use in certain child care articles and toys because children are easily exposed to these chemicals by handling or chewing on items that contain them.”

 

Dedicated to helping manufacturers, importers, retailers, regulatory agencies and health advocates across North America test for phthalates, lead and other regulated substances are the scientists at EMSL Analytical, Inc. Their material and product testing services protect consumers and can also be essential for helping companies comply with health and safety regulations to avoid these types of costly product recalls.

 

To learn more about phthalates, lead or other consumer product, environmental, health or safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.



About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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