Hazard: Lead

Remedy: 

Recall Date: 2007-03-28
Recall:
 3578 – 07141
Units: 
Incidents/Injuries:
 

Product Name: Regent Stuffed Fun Balls
Description:
Regent Products Corp. Recalls Stuffed Ball Toys Due to Lead Hazard
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2007
Release #07-141
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 940-4869
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Regent Products Corp. Recalls Stuffed Ball Toys Due to Lead Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Stuffed Fun Balls
Units: About 7,200
Manufacturer: Regent Products Corp., River Grove, IL
Hazard: The stuffed balls contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Fun Ball is an orange stuffed ball toy that measures 4 inches in diameter and designed to look like a basketball. The ball is printed with colored numbers, letters and “Reg. #PA-10623(HK).”
Sold at: Dollar stores and other discount stores nationwide from June, 2006 through March, 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these balls away from young children immediately and return the toy to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Regent Products at (800) 940-4869 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regentproducts.com or e-mail the firm at recall@regentproducts.com

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CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

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