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CPSC, Pyramid Accessories Inc. Announces Recall of "Mulan" Backpacks and Rolling Luggage

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Recall Date:
August 18, 1998

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (800) 543-4327 

August 18, 1998

 

Release # 98-151

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Pyramid Accessories Inc., of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 3,700 of Mulan backpacks and about 1,800 units of Mulan rolling luggage. The backpacks' and rolling luggage's artwork contains paint with high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by children.

CPSC and Pyramid Accessories are not aware of any illnesses or injuries involving these products. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of illness or injury.

Two styles of the backpacks are involved in the recall, each bearing artwork depicting the Disney character Mulan. One style has a fan-shaped, exterior envelope that partially covers Mulan's face. The other has a rectangular, exterior envelope below a standing character. The backpacks were sold in two colors: pink and purple. The rolling luggage is pink, about 18 inches long and bears the standing image of Mulan.

Retail stores nationwide sold these items from June 1998 through July 1998. The backpacks sold for about $12 and $14, and the luggage sold for about $25 to $30.

Consumers should immediately take these items away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information, consumers should call Pyramid Accessories Inc. toll-free at (800) 543-4327 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

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