Note: This recall has been reannounced.

October 4, 2007
Release #08-010

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 543-1515

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: 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:

Clip Bookmarks
Winnie the Pooh (© Disney)
Lady Bug & Flower
Hope & Courage
Sun & Rainbow
Sun & Moon
Follow Him & Cross
Monkey & Bananas
Marquis Bookmarks
Hugging Cat
Bookmarks Sold with Bracelets
Mother's Touch
Breast Cancer
Cherry Blossoms

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

Picture of Recalled JournalPicture of Recalled BookmarkPicture of Recalled Bookmark/Bracelet