|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 940-4869
Regent Products Corp. Recalls Stuffed Ball Toys Due to Lead Hazard
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: Stuffed Fun Balls
Units: About 7,200
Manufacturer: Regent Products Corp., River Grove, IL
Hazard: The stuffed balls contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Fun Ball is an orange stuffed ball toy that measures 4 inches in diameter and designed to look like a basketball. The ball is printed with colored numbers, letters and "Reg. #PA-10623(HK)."
Sold at: Dollar stores and other discount stores nationwide from June, 2006 through March, 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these balls away from young children immediately and return the toy to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Regent Products at (800) 940-4869 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.regentproducts.com or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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