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Lead Recalls > Daiso Recalls Children’s Coin Purses and Jewelry Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2010
Release #10-292
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 580-8841
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Daiso Recalls Children’s Coin Purses and Jewelry Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Children’s Coin Purse and Jewelry

Units: About 190

Importer: Daiso California LLC of Hayward, Calif.

Hazard: The surface paint on the zippers of the coin purses and the clasps on the jewelry contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves children’s coin purses with rainbow stripes and children’s earrings and necklaces that have blue, pink, red, white and yellow colored droplets. “The Coin Purse” and “Mobile Case Coin Puase” are printed on the tag attached to the purse. “Colorful Drop Accessory Bracelet” is printed on the front of the necklace packages and “Colorful Drop Accessory Pierce” is printed on the front of the earring packages. The tag and packaging have “Produced for Daiso Japan” on either the front or back.

Sold at: Daiso stores in California and Washington from May 2009 through December 2009 for about $1.50.

Manufactured in: China and Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Daiso for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Daiso toll-free at (888) 580-8841 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firms’ website at www.daisorecall.com

Note: In March 2010, Daiso voluntarily agreed to pay a civil penalty and stop importing children’s products and toys into the United States until the company meets specified CPSC safety requirements. These products were sold before the civil penalty.

Picture of Recalled Children's Coin Purse

Picture of Recalled Children's earrings and necklaces

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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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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