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Kids want it all these days: video games, iPads... lead-free clothing. Old Navy was recently forced to send out a rather disconcerting recall for this totally adorable Spider-man rain jacket. Here's an excerpt from an email they sent to the 140 or so moms and dads of Spider-man loving tykes that purchased the jacket online:
It has come to our attention that a Spider-Man children’s rain jacket, imported by American Marketing Enterprises (“AME”), and sold online by Old Navy, exceeds permissible levels of lead in children’s apparel.
The email goes on to request that customers return the jackets—which were sold online at oldnavy.com in the US and at oldnavy.ca in Canada in January 2012—for a full refund (a link to a pre-paid UPS return shipping label is included). The company also offered up a $25 online gift certificate for as "a gesture of appreciation."
We asked Old Navy about the recall, and Edie Kissko of Gap Inc. had this to say
Customer safety is a top priority for Old Navy. This is a voluntary recall of approximately 140 jackets produced by American Merchandising Enterprises, “AME.” As soon as we learned that the jacket exceeds permissible levels of lead, Old Navy removed the jacket from sale and AME reported it to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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