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Lead in Childcare Products

Recently, millions of childcare products and children’s toys have been recalled due to the presence of toxic amounts of lead. Children are most at risk for lead exposure, not only because they are still developing, but also because they are more likely to put objects in their mouths, resulting in lead ingestion. Over time, lead can cause dangerous and even permanent side effects.

Although the government has placed limits on the amount of lead that childcare products may contain, not all manufacturers follow these guidelines. If your son or daughter has been hurt due to lead contamination, you can fight back. Contact a knowledgeable Milwaukee product defect attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at (414) 271-0900.

Signs of Lead Poisoning

While lead is not used in the body, it tricks the body into storing it with other minerals, such as calcium in the bones or alongside zinc in the brain. At first, you may not realize that your child is accidentally ingesting lead. Over time, though, exposure to lead can result in symptoms such as:

  • Lethargy
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Learning difficulties
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue

Over time, lead exposure can result in permanent damage to your child. He or she may develop kidney problems, speech disabilities, and neurological disorders as a result of lead exposure.

Contact Us

It is very important to protect children from lead because their developing bodies are especially sensitive to its harmful effects. If your child has suffered from lead poisoning due to a faulty childcare product or children’s toy, contact an experienced Milwaukee product liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at (414) 271-0900.