|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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.
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