Lead may be in the paint, metal and plastic parts of jewelry, amulets and toys. Lead can be swallowed when these objects are placed in the mouth. Young children are at increased risk for poisoning because they often put objects in their mouths.
Jewelry for children and adults may contain high levels of lead.
In some cultures, it is a custom to give children amulets, sheesha, tabiz, metal charms, necklaces or bracelets for different reasons. These objects can contain high levels of lead.
The metal or painted parts of some toys may contain lead. For more information and tips about toy safety:
Glazes and paints used to decorate some rattles and maracas can contain high levels of lead. Keep painted rattles and maracas away from children.
To reduce the risk of lead exposure from these products: