L.A. County toy manufacturer settles $665,000 federal fines for lead toys violations.
Los Angeles, CA(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–CPSC regulators announced on June 25, 2009, that OKK Trading, a firm based out of Commerce, California, will be paying a $665,000 civil penalty settlement. OKK Trading violated a 30-year old lead paint ban on toys and other child safety regulations. Lead is toxic and can pose serious health risks when ingested by young children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) www.cpsc.gov was created through the Consumer Product Safety Act. The CPSC is responsible for protecting consumers from injuries related to consumer products.
The $665,000 settlement resolves the following CPSC allegations that OKK Trading knowingly violated the Federal Hazardous Substances Act:
– December 2004 to August 2008: OKK Trading sold toys with small parts, violating federal law that states toys for children under three years old should not have small parts
– November 2004 to January 2005: OKK Trading imported certain rattles in violation of CPSC’s safety regulations
– July 2007 to January 2008: OKK Trading sold certain pacifiers in violation of CPSC’s safety regulations
– January 2005 to April 2007: OKK Trading imported games and toys in violation of CPSC’s labeling regulations
– September 2005 to April 2007: OKK Trading imported certain art tools in violation of CPSC’s labeling regulations
No injuries related to this case have been reported. The Los Angeles County firm claims they did not deliberately violate the law. Consumers who believe their children have been injured as a result of the recalled items may be entitled to compensation for their damages. Contact a California product liability lawyer for further assistance.
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