(KCEN) -- Some Halloween costumes are being labeled a "trick" by the federal government, instead of a "treat" to wear.
Two shipments of children's pirate costumes were recalled for containing 11 times the legal limit of lead.
The buttons on the costume had illegal limits of lead in them.
Many thousands of shipments each year get diverted to this U.S. Customs warehouse.
Items like these were caught with lead in them before they entered stores.
Kids eye patches worn right up the eyes, were full of lead.
In one girls' jewelry kit, there are many tiny beads that are easily swallowed and also had too much lead in them.
The shipments originated in China, and were destined for a distributor in the Seattle area.
The lead-contaminated costumes will be destroyed.