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Glow sticks, Halloween pails among recent product recalls

Glow sticks, Halloween pails among recent product recalls

By: By The Associated Press

The following recalls have been announced:
• About 1 million pink and orange glow sticks, manufactured in China and distributed by Dunkin’ Donuts LLC, because the glow sticks are not properly labeled to warn consumers that the cap and lanyard can detach, posing a choking hazard. Also, the lanyard poses a strangulation hazard to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported. The recalled glow sticks were given away free with purchases of doughnuts at Dunkin’ Donuts stores nationwide from September through October 2007. Details: by phone at 800-859-5339; by Web at http://www.DunkinDonuts.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
• About 5,400 tabletop puppet theaters, manufactured in China by Guidecraft Inc., because surface paints on the puppet theater’s wooden panels contain excessive levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No illnesses have been reported. The recalled puppet theater has red panels on the front and sides and a chalkboard signboard on top. The products were sold at specialty toy stores, gift shops, catalogs and Web sites nationwide from June 2006 through August 2007. Guidecraft also recalled about 10,000 floor puppet theaters Sept. 26 due to lead paint contamination. Details: by phone at 888-824-1308; by Web at http://www.guidecraft.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
• About 55,000 skull pails filled with Halloween candy mix, manufactured in China by R.L. Albert & Son, because the surface paint on the eyes, nose and teeth of the skull contains excessive levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported. The recalled product is a white skull-shaped pail with green eyes, nose and teeth. The products were sold at retail stores nationwide from September through October 2007. Details: by phone at 866-796-6110; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.
• About 200,000 Cool Clip and Mini Cool Clip bookmarks, manufactured in China and imported by Antioch Publishing, because paint on the clip of the bookmarks contains excessive levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported. The recall involves various designs of the bookmarks, which were sold at book, card and gift stores nationwide from April 2003 through October 2007. Antioch Publishing also recalled about 150,000 bookmarks and journals on Oct. 4 due to lead paint contamination. Details: by phone at 800-543-1515; by Web at http://www.antioch.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
Published in The Messenger on 10.24.07

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