Toys 'R' Us pulls vinyl bibs as precaution

  • Business
  • Saturday, 18 Aug 2007

NEWARK (New Jersey): Toys "R'' Us Inc on Friday said it was removing all vinyl baby bibs from its Toys "R'' Us and Babies "R'' Us stores as a precaution after two bibs made in China for one supplier showed lead levels that exceeded Toys "R'' Us standards. 

Toys "R'' Us, which operates over 1,500 stores, said the result came in testing this month of bibs supplied by Hamco Inc and marketed under the Koala Baby, Especially for Baby and Disney Baby labels. 

Tests of Hamco bibs in May were within standards, Toys "R'' Us said. 

Vinyl bibs made by other companies have been temporarily removed to avoid any confusion among customers and allow further testing, Wayne-based Toys "R'' Us said. 

A message seeking comment from Hamco, based in Gonzales, Louisiana, was not immediately returned. 

Childhood exposure to lead can cause learning problems, reduced intelligence, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, studies have shown. - AP

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