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Recall: Painted Trade Aid products


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The problem

Trade Aid has recalled the following painted products because the paint contains unsafe levels of lead:

  • flutes
  • nesting dolls (various styles)
  • nesting doll bookends

Lead can cause permanent damage to physical and mental health.



The flutes were sold at Trade Aid shops nationwide and online between October 2016 and January 2017.

Nesting dolls

The affected styles of nesting dolls are:

  • blue and peach floral nesting doll set
  • owl nesting doll set
  • Kiwi family nesting doll set
  • frog nesting doll set

The nesting dolls were sold at Trade Aid shops nationwide and online, and at The Addington Store (Christchurch) between October 2016 and January 2017.

The frog style was also sold at the Potters Patch Cooperative (Motueka).

Nesting doll bookends

The nesting doll bookends were sold at Trade Aid shops nationwide and online, The Addington Store (Christchurch) and the Potters Patch Cooperative (Motueka).

What to do

The products should not be used if they were purchased since October 2016.

Return your products to a Trade Aid store for proper disposal, a full refund and a free chocolate gift. No receipt is required.

You can also contact Trade Aid directly.

For more information, contact Trade Aid on 0508 872 332 or email

Information provided by Product Recalls — part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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