Savannah CBP Officers Intercept Unsafe Toy Ducks
SAVANNAH, GA. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Savannah Seaport seized 5,000 stuffed toy ducks after it was determined that they contained excessive amounts of lead.
On March 3, CBP officers inspected a container that arrived from Hong Kong for future consumer use. After examining the “Doctor Duck” labeled toys the shipment was detained, and a dozen of the small toys were sent to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for further testing.
“Our CBP officers are our first line of defense and this seizure of lead contaminated toys proves their commitment to ensure the safety of American consumers,” said Christopher Kennally, Savannah CBP Area Port Director. “We have a great partnership with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and together we were able to keep these contaminated toys out of the country.”
The test report by CSPC determined the items to have excess levels of lead and was deemed to be banned from entering into the U.S.
Subsequently, the shipment was seized and sent for destruction due to the lead-positive lab results within the stuffed toys and were later appraised by CBP Import Specialists with a domestic value of approximately $100,000.
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