March 13, 2014
More than a half-million Chinese-made products have been recalled, including "Pirates of the Caribbean" and Baby Einstein toys, because they contain dangerous levels of lead.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says coin-shaped "Pirates of the Caribbean" flashlights and soft, textured Baby Einstein blocks were among the 544,000 products recalled.
The recall also includes Totally Me! Funky Room Decor Set decorating kits imported and sold by Toys "R" Us and a variety of wooden toys imported and sold by KB Toys.
The flashlight's leather strap, the back of the decorating kit's mirror, the blue Baby Einstein block and the wooden toys have surface paint that contains high levels of lead.
A CPSC spokeswoman says much of the recall is being done "because it violates the law, not that there is an imminent health risk."