Lead Recalls > American Greetings Corp. Recalls Sport Balls Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2009
Release # 09-267
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 777-4891
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
American Greetings Corp. Recalls Sport Balls Due to Violation of Lead Paint StandardWASHINGTON, 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.
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://22.214.171.124/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=796
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