|August 12, 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: Sun Smarties Children's Board Skirts
Units: About 600
Manufacturer: Chelsea & Scott Ltd., of Lake Bluff, Ill.
Hazard: The paint on the grommets of the skirts contains an excess level of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Sun Smarties board skirts are peach microfiber with an embroidered flower accent and back pocket. Item number 13926 HIBI is printed on the care label inside the back of the waistband. The skirts were sold in girls sizes 12 months to 4T. The skirts have six grommets, four on the front of the waistband and two on the back pocket.
Sold Exclusively on: www.onestepahead.com from May 1, 2008 through May 9, 2008 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these skirts away from young children and return them to Chelsea & Scott Ltd to receive a replacement skirt or refund. Consumers will be sent a postage paid envelope from Chelsea & Scott Ltd.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chelsea & Scott Ltd toll-free at (866) 271-4536 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.onestepahead.com. Consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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