FGX International Recalls Children's Sunglasses Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard


WASHINGTON— FGX International is recalling about 215,000 children’s sunglass frames by order of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Though no incidents or injuries have been reported, the listed styles, manufactured in China, present a hazard due to surface paint on the sunglasses containing excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law, according to the recall notice issued by the CPSC.

This recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children's sunglasses sold at Bon Ton, CVS, K-mart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and other retail stores nationwide from December 2013 to March 2014 for between $7 and $13. A full list of style numbers and photos of the recalled styles are available at cpsc.gov/en/Recalls or fgxi.com/company/recall.

The CPSC has advised consumers to stop using these products and to immediately take them away from children and return them to FGX International for a free replacement or refund, including free shipping and handling. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Consumers and retailers can contact FGX International toll-free at (877) 227-0104 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fgxi.com and click on "Recall" for more information.