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

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

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

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