Potty training chair recalled due to lead; should we be worried?
When infant and toddler toys are recalled, we get the hysteria. It's easy to panic when your little one puts everything she touches in her mouth. But potty chairs? Last time we checked, kids don't eat those. We called Mom•Logic friend and pediatrician Dr. Gwenn to get her expert advice. "Not all lead products are worrisome. The ones to worry about are the products that have exteriors that can chip because the chips could have lead paint that if ingested could cause lead poisoning. That is the concern with the potty seat - the exterior chips easily and that is the area found to have lead." Dr. Gwenn adds, "These paint
| chips get eaten by kids who like to put things in their mouths and the kids of potty training age are known for that."
Dr. Gwenn also tells us that parents shouldn't worry about the product touching the skin. "That shouldn't cause an issue unless there is a break in the skin and the typical skin locations that sit on a potty seat usually are cut-free."