|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 543-1515
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Antioch Publishing Recalls Bookmarks and Journals 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.
Note: This recall has been expanded.
Name of Product: Bookmarks and Journals
Units: About 150,000
Importer: Antioch Publishing, of Yellow Springs, Ohio
Hazard: Paint on the spiral metal bindings of the journals, clip of the bookmarks and the clear coating on the marquis bookmarks and bracelets contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint ban.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves various designs of bookmarks and journals from Antioch Publishing’s Signature Collection. The character-themed bookmarks and journals include the following designs:
|Winnie the Pooh (© Disney)
Lady Bug & Flower
Hope & Courage
Sun & Rainbow
Sun & Moon
Follow Him & Cross
Monkey & Bananas
|Bookmarks Sold with Bracelets
Sold at: Book, card and gift stores nationwide from March 2005 through October 2007 for between $4 and $14.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the bookmarks and journals away from children and contact Antioch Publishing for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Antioch Publishing at (800) 543-1515 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.antioch.com
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