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Regulators rescind warnings on Warner Bros. glasses

December 13, 2010|By Jason Wells; jason.wells@latimes.com

Weeks after the maker of collectible glasses featuring Warner Bros. characters initiated a recall over levels of lead in the products, federal regulators have rescinded their initial warnings.

The Associated Press, which commissioned a study that found the collectible glasses contained levels lead that were 1,000 times above federal limits for children’s products, prompting Warner Bros. to voluntary stop selling them and the Utah-based distributor, Vandor LLC, to initiate a recall.

But on Friday, the AP reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission reversed its earlier warnings after having determined that the glasses were intended for adults, for which their are no federal lead restrictions.

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The 10-ounce glasses depict characters from “The Wizard of Oz” and superheroes from D.C. Comics, which is owned by Warner Bros.

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