from: Jacob Burbrink – digital investigative reporter and producer, Nexstar Media Wire
Published: November 23, 2022 / 11:51 am PST
Updated: November 23, 2022 / 11:51 am PST
NEW YORK (WXIN) — More than 80,000 sets of children’s clothing are being recalled because the paint contains lead levels that violate federal law.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall includes Bentex sets of children’s clothing in nine different styles with a Disney theme. The clothing sets were sold at TJMAXX, DD’s/Ross, Burlington, Army & Airforce Exchange Service and other stores nationwide and online from November 2021 through August 2022.
The recall was initiated because the textile ink painted on the recalled clothing sets contain lead levels that exceed either the federal lead paint ban or the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by small children and can cause harmful health problems.
The CPSC said lead exposure can cause harmful health problems such as:
- Damage to the brain and nervous system
- Slow growth and development
- Learning and behavioral problems
- Hearing and speech problems
Children who experience these adverse effects may have a lower IQ, reduced ability to pay attention, and poor school performance. The CDC said there is also evidence that childhood lead exposure can cause long term damage.
Item and batch numbers are printed on the collar or side label. The following styles are included in the recall.
|Product name and description||Batch number|
|Jersey Leggings Set – G9P6456M Children’s 100% polyester 2-piece set for infants to girls size 18. The set includes a long sleeve yellow top with Minnie Mouse print and black leggings with white and yellow flowers.||69P6456MI-0122, 79P6456MI-0122, 89P6456MI-0122, 99P6456MI-0122 69P6456MI-0722, 79P6456MI-0722, 89P6456MI-0122, 89P6456MI-0122|
|Cycling Shorts Set – G1E2125MI Children’s 2-piece set for toddlers. Set includes red polyester short sleeve top with Minnie Mouse print and gray shorts with black polka dots and Minnie Mouse heads.||71E2125MI-0122|
|Girls Shorts Set – SP2247971DC Kids Two Piece Set for Toddlers to Girls Sizes 4-6X. The set is a yellow polyester short sleeve t-shirt with Winnie the Pooh and “Hello Hunny” print. The shorts are light blue with a Winnie the Pooh print and a yellow border.||SP2247971DC 3/2022|
|Girls Shorts Set – SP2246088DS Kids Two Piece Set for Girls Sizes 4-16. The set is a purple polyester t-shirt with 4 Disney Descendants characters and “Wickedly Fierce” printed on it. The shorts are gray in color with a purple border.||SP2246088DS 03/2022|
|Boys Shorts Set – B2E6459LN 100% cotton baby two-piece set for newborns and infants. The set is a green T-shirt with long sleeves with Grodu (baby Yoda) and a print of frogs. The shorts are green striped with prints of Grodus (baby Yoda) and frogs.||02E6459LN-0322, 12E6459LN-0322|
|Three Pack Shorts Set – B2E6919MM The set is a three-pack of 100% cotton shorts in grey, yellow and brown with a Mickey Mouse print. The shorts have color matching drawstrings around the waist and are designed for newborns up to boys size 4-7.||02E6919MM-0322, 12E6919MM-0322, 22E6919MM-0322, 32E6919MM-0322|
|Three Pack Pants Set – B2P6920MM The set is a three-pack of 100% cotton sweatpants in grey, yellow and brown with a Mickey Mouse print and is designed for newborns up to boys sizes 4-7.||02P6920MM-0322, 12P6920MM-0322, 22P6920MM-0322, 32P6920MM-0322|
|Children’s Shorts Set – B2E5094PH Children’s 100% cotton two-piece set for infants and toddlers. The set is a yellow t-shirt with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and “Just beeing me” print. The shorts are gray in color with a Winnie the Pooh and Tigger head print.||12E5094PH-1021 22E5094PH-1021|
|Kids’ Leggings Set – G2P6361MI Two-piece kids’ polyester jersey for infants to girls sizes 4-7. The set is a green t-shirt with Minnie Mouse and “Best Buds” printed on it. Pink tights with white flowers and brown dots.||62P6361MI-0322
Anyone with recalled clothing sets should take them away from their children and contact Bentex for instructions on how to return or dispose of the recalled clothing in order to receive a full refund. People can contact Bentex at 800-451-0285 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Friday or by email at [email protected]