CPSC, Front Porch Classics Announce Recall of "Old Century Dread Pirate™" Coffee Table Games

May 27, 2004
Release # 04-144
Front Porch Hotline: (800) 526-0314
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


CPSC, Front Porch Classics Announce Recall of "Old Century Dread Pirate™" Coffee Table Games

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Dread Pirate coffee table game

Units: 2,000

Manufacturer/Importer: Front Porch Classics of Seattle, Washington

Hazard: The surface coating and the metal in the ships contain lead and pose a risk of lead poisoning to young children. A child could ingest lead by swallowing a broken part of the ship or by repeatedly mouthing the ships.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The "Old Century Dread Pirate™" coffee table game has many playing pieces illustrating pirates, ships, coins, and treasure. This recall covers all games with lot numbers 75, 79, and 81. The lot numbers are on the bottom of the "treasure chest."

Sold at: Approximately 170 toy and game stores, on-line and catalog vendors, and gift stores sold the "Dread Pirate" games from October 2003 through March 2004 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Take the recalled "Dread Pirate" ships away from children immediately and call Front Porch for free replacement toy ships that do not contain lead and will not break.

Consumer Contact: Call Front Porch at (800) 526-0314 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday. Or visit the company's web site: www.frontporchclassics.com

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