Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates High Levels of Lead in Children’s Cra-Z-Art Kits

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Attorney Advertising. Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is investigating certain
retailers and manufacturers after lab tests revealed high levels of lead
in Cra-Z-Art jewelry-making kits supplied by La Rose Industries. In some
cases, the popular children’s toy contained as much as 10 times the
amount of lead permitted by federal child safety limits.

The high levels of lead were discovered by the New
York Attorney General’s office
in a broader test for toxic chemicals
in children’s products. According
to the New York Times
, the office tested 10 boxes of three Cra-Z-Art
jewelry-making sets and found that the included wristbands contained
lead at levels of 120 to 980 parts per million (ppm), levels that exceed
the 100 ppm limit established under the federal Consumer Product Safety
Act (CPSA) for children’s products.

The Cra-Z-Art jewelry-making kits found to contain wristbands with lead
levels exceeding the federal children’s safety lead limit are:

  • Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem
  • Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and
    Slider Bracelets
  • My Look Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine

If you have purchased Cra-Z-Art jewelry-making kits that may contain
toxic levels of lead, please contact attorneys Amy
, Daniel
, or Matthew
at (800) 776-6044 or via email at

For decades, consumers have trusted the attorneys of Keller Rohrback
L.L.P. to protect them from harmful products and unfair trade practices.
Our firm is a leader in representing consumers in diverse areas, ranging
from vehicles and toys to mortgage modifications and identity theft.

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. served as Chair of the Executive Committee in a
nationwide MDL against Mattel and Fisher-Price on behalf of purchasers
of toys recalled because they were manufactured using lead paint and/or
dangerous magnets, In re Mattel, Inc., Toy Lead Paint Products Liability
Litigation. On behalf of plaintiffs, we achieved a settlement valued at
approximately $50 million. The firm currently serves on the Plaintiffs’
Steering Committee in the consolidated consumer lawsuits against
Volkswagen for the sale of diesel vehicles with “defeat devices.”


Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
, Daniel
, and Matthew
, Attorneys