Target has agreed to pay a $600,000 for allegedly violating the lead paint in toys ban that has been in effect since 1978. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has targeted the retailer since 2006 for the violation of the lead paint in toys ban. The toys in question include Kool Toyz Products, Anima-Bamboo Collection Games, Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and Sunny Patch Chairs. The toys have since been recalled by Target in conjunction with the CPSC.
Lead paint has been associated with various disorders in children including neurological damage, stunted growth, deterioration of cognitive ability, and respiratory problems.
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