The state's Consumer Protection Board says it has found that toys with unsafe lead levels remain on store shelves across the state.
The findings resulted from Governor Spitzer's call for a statewide investigation of toys being sold in New York.
While inspections found increased compliance with recalls, toys with unsafe lead levels are still being sold.
A random sampling of toys was collected in three rounds from retail outlets in Albany and in New York City.
Three tainted toys, all bought in dollar stores and made in China, had paint that exceeded the federal standard of lead levels allowed in paint, which is 600 parts per million (0.06 wt% lead). The three toys are:
"Army Force" Car Set, which are green and black, Lot . ES35146, UPC Code 6010785146, and are imported by Encore Sales, Concord, Ontario, Canada; "Sprite Tractor Trailer" toys, which are green and orange and have no identifying information on the packaging; and "Wrestle Mania" action figures, which are multicolored and distributed by AA of America from New Jersey.
The toys also had no identification numbers on the packaging.
New York State issued a Summary Order under Public Health Law requiring that the newly found lead-tainted toys be removed from store shelves and their distribution stopped in the state.
CPB and DOH will conduct random inspections at "dollar stores" and other retailers to assure compliance with the Order.
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