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More Recalls! Wal-mart Baby Bibs Contain LEAD

Enough with the recalls already. First it was the ReNu contact lens solution, then the pet food, then Listerine, then the olives, then the beef, and now friggin' bibs?!! WTF!

Wal-mart voluntarily recalled baby bibs from its stores in Illinois after the products tested positive for high levels of lead. I'm sorry - isn't lead poisonous to people, especially little babes?

The bibs, made by Hamco Inc., are labeled under the Baby Connection brand name, in packs of 2-7, with embroidered prints or images of Sesame Street characters. The Illinois attorney general’s office identified the bibs as being sold from June 2004 to the end of March this year in Wal-Mart stores throughout the state.

The vinyl material on some of these bibs may contain lead in excess of the limit for Illinois for products intended to be used by children. Of the 60,000 bibs sold, fortunately no injuries have been reported. Check this website for specific types of bibs that are involved in the recall.

Those who purchased the bibs in Illinois can return them to their local Wal-Mart for a full refund or can receive a free replacement by calling (877) 373-3812 between 9 am and 5 pm Central time.

Fit's Tips: Vinyl bibs are great for babies, for easy clean-up, but they add lead to them to make the vinyl softer. I had no idea. I guess we should stick to cloth bibs.

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sofi sofi 10 years
had no idea- love the vinyl bibs. They also don't allow them any where too close to DC metro area.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 10 years
Holy cow! Couldn't they just have bought better quality vinyl to make the bibs out of? No, wait it's WalMart cheap prices, mean the manufacturers have to do what ever they can to meet WalMarts price demands. Yeah, I am thankful that San Francisco won't allow WalMart anywhere in the county.
island_babe_8707 island_babe_8707 10 years
I am getting so tired of Wal-Mart. They are neglecting their responsiblities to their customers. Wal-Mart makes enough money that they dont need to care about us, as long as their chains keep growing. I cant stand Wal-Mart, they even act like I am burden when I shop there, because I use ecobags (ecobags.com) I am helping save the planet and I am proud of that, are they helping the planet? no and not helping us either
wynter wynter 10 years
That's scary. I just about only used vinyl bibs once the boys started eating solids since they don't stain. Bad enough they used the Cool Agent mouthwash that was recalled too. My kids are mad at me for throwing it away and not buying more. They loved that stuff.
cubadog cubadog 10 years
Walmart is Evil
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Oh the lead was NO accident - it's used to make the vinyl SOFTER. But the level was too high for Illinois standards when it comes to products used for children. This makes me wonder about other state's lead level standards...
wackdoodle wackdoodle 10 years
How the heck do you accidently put lead in a baby bib? I am so curious about this. Wonder how the story will play out.
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