|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|February 11, 1987|
|Release # 87-009|
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, De Llano's Mexican Products Co., Inc., Laredo, Texas, today announced a voluntary recall of children's chairs which have excess lead in the paint. The paint on the chairs contains levels of lead as high as 1.15% and may present a lead poisoning hazard. No more than 0.06% is allowed by CPSC requirements.
Neither the CPSC nor De Llano's Mexican Products Co. knows of any lead poisoning incidents associated with these chairs. Officials in the Springfield, Missouri, Department of Health brought this lead in paint violation to the attention of the CPSC.
The children's chairs, which were imported from Mexico, are made of wood, painted red, with straw seats. Multi-colored flowers also are painted on the chairs. More that 9,000 chairs were distributed in Texas, Missouri and Arizona in 1985. The chairs sold for approximately $1.50.
Consumers should remove these chairs from use by children and return them to the store where they were purchased for a complete refund.
For further information, consumers may call De Llano's Mexican Products Co., Inc., at 512-722-1775 or the CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC (2772). The CPSC teletypewriter for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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Phone: (301) 504-7908
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