High lead levels in children’s clothes sees nationwide recall

A number of clothing items from Bentex has been recalled over high levels of lead. 

A number of clothing items from Bentex has been recalled over high levels of lead. 

Photo courtesy of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Nine different sets of children’s clothing featuring popular Disney characters have been recalled after high levels of lead have been detected, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

The clothing is sold at TJ Maxx, Ross, dd’s Discount, Burlington, Army & Airforce Exchange Service, and other stores nationwide and online through Amazon, the public safety warning says. The recall includes about 87,000 pieces of clothing emblazoned with popular characters like Winnie the Pooh, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Grogu/Baby Yoda that were made with textile ink that contain levels of lead that could result in lead poisoning. People who purchased the affected clothing between November 2021 and August 2022 are eligible for a refund. 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the clothing should be taken from children and consumers should contact Bentex for instructions on how to return or dispose of the recalled clothing to receive a full refund. Bentex can be contacted by phone at 800-451-0285, by email [email protected], and online at www.bentex.com/recall

Here is the full list of items, including item and batch numbers which can be found on the clothing neck or side label: