The Onondaga County Health Department's Lead Poisoning Control Program is issuing a voluntary recall of a hot drink maker because of excessive levels of lead. So far, there haven't been any reported injuries or illnesses related to the product.
Focus Products of Lincolnshire, IL is voluntarily recalling their Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers. The affected products come in a variety of colors and transparent pitchers.
The affected machines were sold under the following makes and model numbers:
- West Bend 65032
- Back to Basics CM300BK, CM300BKL, CM300BLSS, CM300BR, CM300BRBRL, CM300BRL, and CM300W
The Cocoa Grande Hot Drink Maker isn't affected by this recall.
If you have one of the recalled models, contact the Focus Products Call Center at 1-888-943-5202 for instructions on how to return the product and receive a replacement.
Young children are the most at risk for lead poisoning because they tend to put non-food items in their mouths. If children have lead poisoning, they won't look sick. Only a blood test will be able to determine if a child has lead poisoning. If you want more information or want to have your child tested, you can call the Onondaga County Health Department Lead Poisoning Control Program at 315-435-3271.