Children's sunglasses recalled due to excessive levels of lead paint
FGX International recalls about 215,000 sunglasses
ORLANDO, Fla. – FGX International is recalling about 215,000 of its children's sunglasses because of excessive levels of lead paint, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law, officials said.
The recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears-Kmart brand children's sunglasses. The USCPSC said the sunglasses come in a variety of colors and with printed images of characters on the frames.
The sunglasses were sold at Bon Ton, CVS, Kmart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and other retail stores nationwide from December 2013 to March 2014 for between $7 and $13.
The following style numbers -- located inside the sunglasses' left temple arm (see above) -- are included in the recall:
No incidents or injuries have been reported so far in the recall. Consumers are being asked to immediately take these sunglasses away from children and return them to FGX International for a free replacement or refund, including free shipping and handling.
Consumers can call FGX International at 877-277-0104 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.fgxi.com and click on "Recall" for more information.