The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting parents and children’s caregivers to a new recall of children’s sunglasses that have been deemed unsafe due to excessive levels of lead.
Consumers should immediately take these sunglasses away from children and return them to the importer for a free replacement or refund, including free shipping and handling.
About 215,000 pairs of the sunglasses were sold nationwide at CVS, Kmart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and other retail stores nationwide starting in December 2013 for between $7 and $13 under Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brands. They come in a variety of colors, and included printed images of characters on the frames. Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.
The following style numbers located inside the sunglasses’ left temple arm are included in the recall:
S00014SVS999; Marvel Spider-Man; Red, blue;
S00014SVSBLU; Marvel Spider-Man; Blue;
S00014SVSRED; Marvel Spider-Man; Red;
S00021LKC999; SK2 Sears /Kmart Private Label; Blue;
S00021SVS999; Marvel Spider-Man; Red/black, silver/blue;
S01551SDB999; Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse; Red/white, silver/black;
S02964SJN440; Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates; Blue;
S02964SJN999; Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates; Blue;
S03683SDC999; Disney Cars; Blue, black, red;
S04611SDC001; Disney Cars; Red/black;
S04611SDC080; Disney Cars; Red/Silver;
S04611SDC400; Disney Cars; Blue/teal/yellow;; S04611SDC999; Disney Cars; Blue/teal/yellow, red/black, red/silver;
S07786SMS500; Disney Doc McStuffins; Purple/pink;
S07786SMS650; Disney Doc McStuffins; Pink/blue;
S07786SMS999; Disney Doc McStuffins; Purple/pink, pink/blue;
S07840SDC999; Disney Cars; Red/black;
S07841SDC001; Disney Cars; Black/silver;
S07841SDC440; Disney Cars; Blue/red;
S07841SDC999; Disney Cars; Blue/red, black/silver, black/red.
The sunglasses were manufactured in China and imported by FGX International of Smithfield, R.I.
For information about returning a recalled product, contact FXG toll-free at 1-877-277-0104 from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday or online at fxgi.com by clicking “recall.”