Note: A penalty settlement has been reached regarding this recall.

Additional Spinning Top Recalled by Schylling Associates Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The recalled spinning top is primarily metal and has wooden handles. The top is printed with Winnie-the-Pooh characters. Tops with plastic handles are not included in this recall.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2007
Release #08-070

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 767-8697
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Additional Spinning Top Recalled by Schylling Associates Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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 products. 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: Winnie-the-Pooh Spinning Top

Units: About 3,600 (66,000 spinning tops were recalled on August 22, 2007)

Importer: Schylling Associates Inc., of Rowley, Mass.

Hazard: Surface paint on the wooden handle of the top contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled spinning top is primarily metal and has wooden handles. The top is printed with Winnie-the-Pooh characters. Tops with plastic handles are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores and gift shops nationwide from April 2003 through November 2003 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Schylling to receive a refund or free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Schylling at (800) 767-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.schylling.com

Picture of Recalled Winnie-the-Pooh Spinning Top