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Wal-Mart recalls lead-containing baby bibs

Wal-Mart recalls lead-containing baby bibs
By: Associated Press

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart is voluntarily recalling sets of baby bibs from its stores in Illinois after the bibs tested positive for high levels of lead.

The bibs, sold under the Baby Connection brand name, came in packs of two to seven bibs, with embroidered prints or images of Sesame Street characters. Some were sold as long ago as 2004. The bibs were made by Hamco Incorporated exclusively for the Bentonville-based retailer.  The bibs were sold nationwide.

Mia Masten, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart, says the vinyl portion of the bibs exceeded the lead levels set by Illinois for children's products. She saus the company had worked with the Illinois attorney general's office to pull the items. About 60,000 of the bib bundles were sold in Illinois without any reported injuries.

An official with the New York attorney general's office says Wal-Mart would stop selling the idenitifed bibs in that state as well.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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