"S T U F F" and Paw Wall Hooks Recalled By Midwest-CBK Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2010
Release #10-357
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 422-5583
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

"S T U F F" and Paw Wall Hooks Recalled By Midwest-CBK 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: “S T U F F” and Paw Wall Hooks

Units: 4,450

Importer: Midwest-CBK, Inc., of Union City, Tenn.

Hazard: Paint on the metal hooks and on the blue paw hook contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The wall hook sets were sold in three models: model numbers 74641 and 74642, constructed of five separate wooden letters spelling out the word “S T U F F” and model number 65262 consisting of four separate, different colored wooden paws. Model number 74641 has a Purple S, a Red T, an Orange U, a Green F and a Pink F. Model number 74642 has an Olive S, a Blue T, a Yellow U, a White-striped F, and a Blue F. Attached to each letter is a painted metal coat hook with a painted wooden ball at the end. Each letter is approximately 4 inches long, 3/4 inches wide and 9 ¾ inches tall. Model number 65262 has four separate paw-shaped wooden pieces of different colors -- red, blue, green and pink. Attached to each paw is a wooden peg with a wooden ball at the end. The “S T U F F” wall hook sets have a label on the back of the letter “S” that includes the models 74641 or 74642. The Paw wall hook sets have the model number 65262 on the outside of the box.

Sold at: Gift stores, drug stores, furniture stores, décor outlets and variety stores nationwide from December 2008 through August 2010 for between $10 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: The wall hook set should be returned to Midwest-CBK for a full refund. Contact Midwest-CBK at the number provided below to receive a prepaid shipping label and merchandise credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Midwest-CBK toll-free at (800) 422-5583 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Model number 74641 S T U F F Wall HookPicture of Recalled Model number 74642 S T U F F Wall Hook

Picture of Recalled Model number 65262 Paws Wall Hook