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CPSC, Atico International Announce Recall of "Eyeball" and Smiley Face Floating Balls

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Recall Date:
April 08, 1998

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 8, 1998

 

Release # 98-092


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is recalling about 329,000 Halloween Floating Eyeballs and about 100,000 Smiley Face Floating Balls. These balls contain kerosene. The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.

CPSC and Atico International USA, Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these balls. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

All of the Smiley Face balls are 1.5 inches in diameter. They are yellow with black features. The Halloween Eyeballs were sold in two sizes. They measure either 1.5 or 2.25 inches in diameter. They are white with different colored irises and red streaks (resembling bloodshot eyes). All the balls float in kerosene inside a clear outer ball, and are labeled "MADE IN TAIWAN."

These balls were sold nationwide by retail chain stores such as Arbor Drug, Eckerd Drugs, Thrift Drugs, K&B, Inc and Walgreen drug stores from June 1995 through October 1997 for about $1.

Consumers should take these balls away from children immediately and discard or destroy the balls.

Eyeball and Smiley Face

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