For additional information about the health effects of lead, or to report a high lead level, call the Lead Surveillance Program at (802) 865-7786 or 1-800-439-8550 (toll free in Vermont).
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April 22, 2009 - The Department of Health has stopped distribution of a zippered pouch, with attached key ring, because it contains lead in excess of the safety standard for children under age 12. Anyone with one of the green plastic pouches is advised to throw it away.
Poster: "Please discard"
Text: "These green pouches have a level of lead (in the zipper) that is unsafe for children under 12 years of age. Please throw away with your trash."
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Children's Jewelry by Ganz, Inc.
December 2007 - Laboratory results showed that 12 of 15 children’s jewelry and other small metal consumer products manufactured by Ganz, Inc. and sold in Vermont, tested for lead far exceeding the maximum level recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission staff.
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