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Cabin company featured on reality show settles lead claims

The company featured on the cable TV show “Maine Cabin Masters” has settled allegations that it violated safety and lead exposure rules during some of its renovations.

The settlement reached by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Manchester’s Kennebec Property Services LLC resolves allegations stemming from five renovations in 2020 on properties built before 1978, when lead paint was banned.

Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are a particular concern for children, as lead can harm brain development and cause other problems.

Television shows that demonstrate home improvement have a special responsibility to model lead-free work practices and help their viewers understand common sense steps to protect themselves and their children from the dangers of lead,” Larry Starfield , acting administrator of EPA Assurance’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, said in a statement Tuesday.

The company has since obtained Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule certification and has agreed to follow the guidelines going forward, the EPA said. He also paid a $16,500 fine. A company representative did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on Monday.

The show, which aired on the Warner Bros. Discovery Network, follows a team that transforms antiquated cabins in the remote woods of Maine.