View Full Version : Lead Paint on China Teeth

Jim Warfield
04-10-2008, 08:55 PM
CNN just scrolled this across the bottom of the screen. They were sold by Funtastics or something close to this, I might have it wrong..a little, check it out if you sell or use those teeth.

Cookie Crumbler
04-10-2008, 11:22 PM
Yet again, this is not China's fault.

This is the fault of an irresponsible American company.

04-10-2008, 11:46 PM
Is this a new incident or the one from late last year? Below was the press release from October 2007-

October 31, 2007
Release #08-059

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 335-7585
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Halloween "Ugly Teeth" Recalled By Amscan Inc. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: “Ugly Teeth” Party Favors

Units: About 43,000

Importer: Amscan Inc., of Elmsford, N.Y.

Hazard: The surface paint on the teeth contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The fake Halloween teeth are painted white, black and orange with brown gums. They were sold as party favors in packages of eight. “Ugly Teeth,” “Amscan,” “Party Favors,” “Value Pack Party Favors,” UPC 0-48419-65002-7 and UPC 0-48419-61663-4 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide from January 2006 through October 2007 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled Halloween teeth away from children and return them to the place where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Amscan Inc. at (800) 335-7585 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.amscan.com

Sold for $2?! Wow. I guess you really do get what you pay for...


Dental Distortions

Jim Warfield
04-11-2008, 08:07 AM
None of the same company or product names were in last night's story but we never know since "journalists" rehash an old story every so often whether we need to hear it or not.

04-11-2008, 10:35 AM
Does this mean I should stop eating the LEAD PUFFS CEREAL I got from China last
year??? DAMN! I thought this stuff was making me smarter!


Haunted Illinois
04-11-2008, 11:03 AM
I just read a Reuters news story about drug dealers in Germany adding lead flakes to packets of marijuana in order to increase their weight and boost the drug dealer's profit margin. I guess they're adding lead to everything these days. LOL.

04-11-2008, 11:14 AM
I wonder what smoking it does to you?

Haunted Illinois
04-11-2008, 11:38 AM
according to the story, people were admitted into the hospital with abdominal cramps, fatigue, nausea and varying degrees of anemia. Here is a link to the story:


Jim Warfield
04-11-2008, 06:27 PM
Before the white man came to northwestern Illinois the American Indians were digging lead ore and cooking it down, separating it .
They would build a fire in a ditch at the bottom of a steep hill and as the fire burn (heat rises) the added intensity at the top of the ditch would melt the lead for them.
Galena, Ill. was the lead mining capital of this country around the Civil War, fortunes were made, mansions were built, many of them are still there.