Friday, June 3, 2016

Consumer Alert: Recall of Cra-Z-Art Products

Consumerist reports that an investigation by New York state’s attorney general turned up craft kits marketed to children with 10 times the acceptable level of lead. While state attorneys general don’t have the power to order a recall, the AG forwarded the information to the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the distributors and retailers of the product, and now the distributor announced a recall of the craft kits.

One of the recalled kits - the “My Look” Ultimate Gem Machine - was exclusive to Target.  Other kits under the Cra-Z-Art brand (like the one shown here) have been sold at retailers like Toys “R” Us, Walmart, and

If you have any of these kits in your house, the CPSC asks that you “immediately take these products away from children,” which includes any slider bracelets made using the kit, since the bracelet is the item that was shown to have a dramatically high level of lead.

Contact the company, LaRose Industries, at (855) 345-4693 between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM Eastern time during business days. You can also e-mail at, or visit the company’s recall site.

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