Recall Date: 2009-07-09
Recall: 5357 – 09267
Description: July 9, 2009Release # 09-267 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 777-4891CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 American Greetings Corp. Recalls Sport Balls Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: DesignWare Sport Balls Units: About 90,000 packages in the United States and 1,900 in Canada Importer: American Greetings Corp., of Cleveland, Ohio Hazard: The surface coating on the basketball contains excessive levels of lead, in violation of the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported Description: This recall involves DesignWare Sport Balls party favors. The package contains four mini sport balls: a basketball, a football, a baseball and a soccer ball. The model number is SPBL 1821 and is printed on the packaging. Sold at: Various retailers in the U.S. and Canada from August 2004 through April 2009 for about $3.50. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sport balls away from children and contact American Greetings to receive a coupon for a replacement product. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Greetings at (800) 777-4891 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ag.com Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://126.96.36.199/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=79
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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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