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CONUS Archive
243937
CRAYON RECALL (1994)
WASHINGTON, DC
TVD
4/5/1994
14:24
4:36
ANN BROWN, CHAIRMAN, CPSC
NEWS CONFERENCE, CRAYON PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY, EXTERIOR TOYS R US TOY STORE
THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION ANNOUNCES (CPSC) RECALLS OF SEVERAL BRANDS OF LEAD-CONTAINING CRAYONS.
(SUGGESTED TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO) 00:52 The CPSA the Consumer Product Safety Commission has instituted a major effort to remove lead create lead containing crayons from the market. There should be no detectable levels of lead in crayons. Nor should there be any detectable level of lead in any children's product, particularly products that are used by small children. crayons are used by all small children and crayon should really be a source of joy and creativity for kids, not a source of danger. After all, what can you trust in this world if you can't trust a crayon, left, one brand is Concord crayons. And these are one of the ones in fact, this was the first one discovered in Arizona. But now all of these brands are sold nationwide. So in fact, this is a nationwide problem, not only now, these crayons are not only banned from the shelves, they have been withdrawn from sale, but people who have them in their house may return them to the store and get a refund. And if in fact, they don't want to do that they could just toss them out. Khan should know to toss out these crowds, not the use of crowds from these brands. Now, they have to realize that this is a problem that particularly hits the lower income people. And the reason is these crowds if you're lucky, are an absolute knockoff of toys are of crayons Crayola crayons. So that means that parents may be getting paying a buck for these crayons when the Crayolas cost 250 And they think they're getting a bargain and Crayola crayons, but in fact what they are getting are some health problems. Now Furthermore, there are many sources of lead that's one of the dangers of children to chewing crayons and ingesting them there are many sources of lead and there are more sources of lead at the lower socio economic levels. So children who are ingesting crayons that are already high and lead are adding to the lead load and it could be an important amount not only on on the trail of imported crowns we found out that Crayola we did test Crayola and found that Kerala has passed and I think I was doing a fast because it wasn't it didn't quite have it exactly right. So let me get let me get nationwide also are being recalled from the market. This 03:24 is set up against a 740,000 there are additional options that have not been recalled yet boxes of one it was what exactly that is the 740,000 boxes of 03:36 crayons. Battle that's their jurisdiction. 03:39 There's something odd in the Toys R Us number we're Terrance B they're gonna have a lot of parents are going to be very upset when they hear this news 03:47 stuff. If there's like voicing I think we've done service or these 03:51 effects from from France 03:53 from crowns alone there are 04:05 now listen, you have these crayons, everyone has to share everyone
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