U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents seized the shipments, which contained 1,371 costumes headed for a Seattle-area distributor. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the buttons on the costumes were 1,109 parts per million of lead. The maximum is 100 ppm.
Investigators also said a plastic earpiece on the costume was a choking hazard, KCPQ-TV, Seattle, reported.
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