December 7, 2022 – Wednesday
Here’s what I posted the other day on my Instagram profile about these pieces:
There are eight images with this post (scroll to bottom to see them all). These are all of the recalled pieces with the Bentex (Disney) clothing recall.
There’s been a major oversight in the press — because no articles (that I have seen) have included all of the images. It’s important that folks see all of the recalled pieces because people tend to (out of self preservation/ human nature) only react if they see their exact set (or item) that they own when they are trying to evaluate a potential risk for their child or family.
Please share these images with your friends – who may have these pieces. I also re-posted yesterday my piece about getting Lead dust out of laundry. If you had any of these clothing pieces, you should definitely follow the instructions in that article and re-wash any clothes that may have been washed with these (per the instructions in my article).
Important note: The Recall (on the CPSC’s site) states that some (possibly all?) of these pieces exceeded the current Federal standard for Lead paint (not just the Lead-content limit for Lead in children’s items) – see the screenshot with this language directly below. My interpretation of this is that the risk is quite significant — as the Lead paint standard for remediation in housing is a threshold of 5,000 ppm Lead! Consumer goods are considered unsafe for children with Lead levels of 90 ppm or higher!
Stand by for my detailed article with more info. Here’s the link to the Laundry post again: https://tamararubin.com/2015/09/ask-tamara-how-do-you-get-lead-dust-out-of-laundry/
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Note: readers are sending me examples for additional testing (since the CPSC never shares the exact amount of Lead found / does not specifically quantify the risk to families.) The items are numbered below. At the moment I have two examples of item #1 in hand and have been told that a reader is sending in a #6. If you have any of the other examples that you could send to me for follow up testing that would be excellent. Thank you.
Please send any examples of this clothing for additional testing and reporting to:
Lead Safe Mama, LLC
7933 SE 15th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
Tamara, have you tested printed children’s apparel of this type made by other manufacturers? I wonder how widespread a problem it is.
Yes – I have tested dozens of examples over the past 10 years (maybe hundreds?) and never once found Lead.
Annie Eleazar says
In an abundance of caution, should we get rid of all Disney clothing with that type of “chewy” paint on them? My friend, who worked for Disney, gave us some clothes in early 2020 I think it was. Nothing was for kids younger than 6. Thanks for your help!