Department Of Health Alerts Pennsylvanians About Possible Lead Exposure From Childrenā€™s Painting Toy, Reminds Parents Of Importance Of Lead Exposure Testing (May 10, 2024)

The Recalled Creativity Street Foam Pattern Rollers Come In Four Assorted Patterns With Yellow, Green, Blue, And Red Handles.

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TheĀ Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH)Ā is alerting parents and caregivers about the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionā€™s recall ofĀ Dixon Ticonderoga Creativity Street Foam Pattern Rollers, typically used for painting by children,Ā because their lead levels exceed the federal content ban.Ā Approximately 2,880 sets were sold atĀ,Ā,Ā,Ā, at, and at the Teacherā€™s Edition store in Brooklyn, New York, from September 2023 through January 2024, for approximately $15.Ā 

This recall involves Creativity Street Foam Pattern Rollers with model PAC5170, intended for children to use when painting. Lot codes ā€œ02142080423ā€ and ā€œ02142230523ā€ are included in the recall and are printed on the back of the packaging, as shown below.

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled foam pattern rollers and keep them away from children. They can also contact Dixon Ticonderoga to receive a pre-paid label to return the recalled product. When the foam pattern rollers are received, consumers will receive a full refund. The firm or retailer is contacting all known purchasers directly. 

According to CDC recommendations, all young children should be tested for lead exposure at least once, and when elevated, the tests should be repeated. Early identification of elevated lead levels can prevent the most serious effects so that all children can reach their full potential.

The Department maintains a toll-free lead information hotline, 1-800-440-LEAD, to provide information about lead poisoning prevention, testing, follow-up, and local resources. Information about lead can also be found on theĀ Department of Healthā€™s website.Ā Ā 

Parents and caregivers of children who may have used these rollers should contact their childā€™s health care provider about getting a blood lead test. 

The Department of Health has shared aĀ health alert noticeĀ to further communicate this recall among state and local public health agencies, health care providers, hospitals, and emergency management officials.Ā