The Children’s Place (TCP), in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall of boys pajama sets for excessive lead. The pajama sets came in short sleeve and long sleeve, and both have a printed logo on the chest reading “Athletics 90.” The printed logo has excessive lead.
The pajamas have a blue top and camouflage pants. They were sold between December 2006 and January 2008 for between $15 and $17 retail. They were sold in sizes XXS (2/3) through XL (14).
If you have the pajama sets, please return them to TCP immediately. The recall announcement is available here.
Lead is a potent neurotoxin. Children are more sensitive to the health effects of lead than adults. Lead poisoning poses the greatest threat to children under the age of six because their brains are still forming and they are more vulnerable than adults to lead.
Lead exposure may result in developmental disabilities and cognitive impairment, as measured by IQ tests (lowered IQ). Other health effects include slowed growth, damage to the central nervous system, hypertension, impaired hearing acuity, impaired hemoglobin synthesis, and male reproductive impairment. Lead exposure has been linked with aggression and attention problems, hyperactivity and impulsivity, which are the common behavioural problems of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.