CPB seizes illegal Halloween costumes due to high levels of lead. (CNN).
Hide Caption

Pirate costumes seized due to high levels of lead

a a a a
Share this story

(CNN) -- Authorities have seized more than 1,000 pirate costumes made in China and destined for sale in Washington state because they contained high levels of lead, officials said.

Shipments worth $10,000 were destined to a distributor in Seattle when they were seized by U.S. customs officials.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission found the costumes contained more than 11 times the allowable level of lead.

Officials did not specify when the seizures occurred but said the tainted products will be destroyed.
 

Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Print this article

Comments

Hmm... It looks like you’re not a WCPO Insider. or Subscribe now to contribute!