Recall Date: 2008-10-29
Recall: 4992 – 09028
Product Name: Casper, Dracula, Skeleton, Devil, Mummy, Wendy the Witch Halloween Mini-Figurines
Description: Halloween Figurines Recalled by Coyne’s & Company for Lead Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2008 Release #09-028 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 336-8666 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Halloween Figurines Recalled by Coyne’s & Company for 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: Casper the Friendly Ghost® Halloween Mini-Figurines Units: About 14,000 Importer: Coyne’s & Company Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn. Hazard: The recalled Halloween figurines contain high levels of lead in the paint. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recalled Casper the Friendly Ghost® mini-figurines are made of resin and paper, and are three inches tall. They were sold in mini bags decorated with a spider and web design. The Casper the Friendly Ghost® figurines are dressed as: Dracula in a red spider bag, Skeleton in a green spider bag, Devil in a purple spider bag, Mummy in an orange spider bag, Casper® in a blue spider bag, and Wendy the Witch® is in a yellow spider bag. The figurines are stamped with TM & ©Harvey Ent. “Coyne’s & Company” and “CP1030” are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the bags. Sold by: Gift, specialty, card, and drug stores nationwide from June 2005 through September 2008 for between $1 and $3. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled figurines away from children and contact Coyne’s & Company to receive a full refund or credit. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coyne’s & Company at (800) 336-8666 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.coynes.com
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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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