"Ugly Teeth" Recalled By Amscan Inc. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2007
Release #08-059

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 335-7585
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Halloween "Ugly Teeth" Recalled By Amscan Inc. 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: “Ugly Teeth” Party Favors

Units: About 43,000

Importer: Amscan Inc., of Elmsford, N.Y.

Hazard: The surface paint on the teeth contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The fake Halloween teeth are painted white, black and orange with brown gums. They were sold as party favors in packages of eight. “Ugly Teeth,” “Amscan,” “Party Favors,” “Value Pack Party Favors,” UPC 0-48419-65002-7 and UPC 0-48419-61663-4 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide from January 2006 through October 2007 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled Halloween teeth away from children and return them to the place where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Amscan Inc. at (800) 335-7585 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.amscan.com

Picture of Recalled Halloween "Ugly Teeth"