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Lead-contaminated Toys Seized by U.S. Customs

November 27, 2012

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators seized multiple shipments containing nearly 24,000 toys which exceeded the legal limits for lead in the area port of Jacksonville, Florida on November 14. In addition to the safety violations, various counterfeit toys were also discovered.

The total domestic value for the shipments was estimated to be nearly $220,000.

“Ensuring the safety of imported merchandise is a top priority for CBP,” said Allen Gina, CBP’s assistant commissioner for international trade.

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