|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 695-8354
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Fishing Games Sold at Grocery Stores Recalled by Far East Brokers 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 product. 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: Fishing Games
Units: About 14,000
Importer/Distributor: Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla.
Hazard: The recalled game has parts that contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Fishing Game contains a fishing pole, one large battery operated fish, and three small wind-up fish. The UPC #011546208270 and product #25741 are printed on the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Grand Union Family Markets, Southern Family Markets, P&C Stores, Publix Super Markets, and Food Lion stores nationwide from October 2007 through November 2007 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the product away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Far East Brokers and Consultants toll-free at (877) 695-8354 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.fareastbrokers.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
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