|April 24, 2008
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Basketball and Flower Tables
Units: About 1,000
Distributor: Avon Products Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Importer: Sencillamaente Art Corp., of Dorado, Puerto Rico
Hazard: Surface paint on the tables contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Basketball Table is about 16 inches tall with white legs and a 19-inch diameter top. The Flower Table is about 30 inches tall with a green petal stand and a 15-inch diameter purple and yellow top.
Sold through: Avon Independent Sales Representatives in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from June 2007 through August 2007. The Basketball Table sold for about $32 and the Flower Table sold for about $37.
Manufactured in: Peru
Remedy: Consumers should take the tables away from children immediately and contact Avon for a full refund. Known purchasers are being directly notified of this recall.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Avon toll-free at (888) 993-9903 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.avon.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– 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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