OKK Trading, a toy importer, has agreed to pay a $665,000 civil penalty after it imported and sold toys with high levels of lead and violated other child safety standards. The penalty is part of a settlement the company reached with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The settlement resolves CPSC allegations that the Commerce, Calif., company knowingly imported and sold toys with excessive lead levels from November 2007 through August 2008, violating a 30-year-old federal ban on lead paint on toys.
The settlement also resolves several other allegations that the company knowingly imported and sold toys, games, rattles, pacifiers and art materials that violated federal safety standards. OKK Trading told the CPSC that it received no reports of incidents or injuries involving the products covered by the settlement.
Source: Associated Press
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