Most parents are keen on fostering a love for music in their children and they usually start by giving them toy xylophones and other play musical instruments. At an early age, children are encouraged to take up a musical instrument through toys and games. But these seemingly innocent toys, particularly play xylophones distributed by King Import Warehouse, an importer from Dallas, Texas have been recalled as they were found to contain high levels of lead. The said importer voluntarily made the product recalls just recently.
Lead poisoning is found to be extremely dangerous in children as it can cause irreversible neurological issues including substantial effects on cognitive abilities. Aside from the brain, lead may also cause increased blood toxicity leading to various cardiovascular afflictions.
The product recalled is a miniature toy xylophone which carries the item number KW20119 and measures about 12 inches by 5 inches. It comes with a lavender frame and a mallet of the same color. The xylophone also has fur bars in orange, yellow, green and white. Consumers can find the item number on the product's packaging.
The toys in question were sold in various stores in Texas including Dollar Zone “giant”, 99 Cents Mart and Sam 99 Cent Store from December 2007 to February 2008 for about a dollar. The products were manufactured and imported from China.
In line with the announced voluntary recall, consumers are now advised to immediately remove the toys from their children and return them to any of the mentioned stores where the items were bought so they can get a replacement toy. For inquiries, they can also contact King Import Warehouse at (972) 241-5464.