ST. Louis Based SportsPlay Playground Equipment Recalled for Dangerous Lead Levels
In yet another effort to protect children from lead exposure, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled 14 playground models distributed by the St. Louis based company, SportsPlay, Inc. and manufactured by Floteks of Turkey.
Recalled playground equipment includes four models of the Tot Town Fun Center, four models of the Tot Town Castle Fun Center, the Tea Cup Merry Go Round, 8′ Web Climber, Rope Wall, two models of the Four Panel Circular Aztec Climber and Three Panel Aztec Climber. These playgrounds sold throughout the United States between January 2003 and December 2007.
In 2008 the U.S. Congress responded to the flood of imports, many from China that contained dangerous lead levels and other dangerous contaminants, by passing the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The CPSIA, which went into effect February 10, 2009 contains new more stringent requirements for lower levels of lead, lead testing, and lower levels of other contaminants.
Children exposed to the dangers of lead poisoning can suffer serious irreversible damage to their physical and mental development, brains, nervous systems, and behaviors. They can easily become exposed as paint or lead containing parts chip and break, and particles are ingested.
If your child has been placed at risk from playing on one of these playgrounds please contact Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, experienced consumer product liability attorneys.