Children’s Sunglasses Recalled by Axiom Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface paint on the recalled sunglasses can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2009
Release #09-097

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 262-0599

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: Children’s Sunglasses

Units: About 5,300

Importer: Axiom International Inc., of Billings, Mont.

Hazard: Surface paint on the recalled sunglasses can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The two tone sunglasses come in Spiderweb Blue and Spiderweb Red with a spider web etched in between the eyes and “Made in China” engraved on the right-hand side of the frame.

Sold by: Party stores, discount dollar stores, and hardware stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2008 for between $1 and $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sunglasses away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Axiom at (800) 262-0599 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.axiomintl.com

 

Picture of Recalled Sunglasses