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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Swarovski Crystals on Baby products!

I was just reading in the Etsy forums and was very bothered to find out about this. There has been a safety recall on pacifiers that Etsy sellers and other online sellers were gluing crystals too. These items have been removed, but other items with the same risks have not.

DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN WEAR ITEMS WITH SWAROVSKI CRSTALS ON THEM!

These crystals contain lead and can be seriously dangerous if ingested! They also pose a choke hazard.

Some sellers have listed other items such as shoes, pacifier clips, etc that have these crystals on them, but only warn to supervise the baby with them. I think that parents should know that this risk is worse than the usual choke hazard to really hit home the dangers so they can make a more informed choice.

What's worse is when the seller mentions they used non toxic glue, but doesn't mention except for in their profile that the non toxic glue is attaching toxic items to their baby products.

An Etsy forum thread with more information is available here.
The Pacifier recall is here.

1 comments:

Rosy said...

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Rosy.
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