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Lead Paint Leads to KHS America Recall of Children’s Musical Instrument

Yashica Kaushal9 months ago

High levels of lead in parts of musical toy lead to announcement of recall by KHS America.

About the KHS America Recall

KHS America recently recalled their Monkey Glockenspiel. The pink bar may contain high levels of lead, which violates the federal health standard.

The paint can be scraped off and if it is ingested can cause adverse health effects.

About 150 units have been affected. The Green Tones logo is stamped on the back with the tracking number HS0178410914.

The Green Tones 8-note monkey glockenspiel has 8 metal bars attached to a base that is shaped like a monkey. The bars are individually attached with screws at each end. Consumers should take the pink one (second one from the top) off immediately and contact KHS America for a free replacement.

Lead Poisoning Symptoms

All information provided by the Mayo Clinic:

  • In children:  Developmental delay, learning difficulties, Irritability, Loss of appetite, Weight loss, Sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation hearing loss
  • In adults: High blood pressure, abdominal pain, constipation, joint pain, muscle pain, declines in mental functioning, pain, numbness or tingling of the extremities, headache, memory loss, mood disorders, reduced sperm count, abnormal sperm, miscarriage or premature birth in pregnant women


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