|November 21, 2007
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: Snow and Sand Castle Kits
Units: About 800
Manufacturer: Paricon Inc., of South Paris, Maine
Hazard: The largest plastic castle block maker in the kit could crack at the handle during use, creating sharp edges that can pose a laceration hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall castle kit consists of three red plastic block makers. Only the largest block maker in the set is included in the recall. The largest block maker measures about 19 inches in length and 5 inches in width. Smaller block maker blocks and castle kits with the letter "A" on the inside of the large block maker are not included in this recall.
Sold by: L.L. Bean retail stores nationwide, catalogs and internet from September 2007 through October 2007 for about $30.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the large blocks and immediately take these recalled toys away from children. Letters will be sent to each customer with a replacement large castle block maker and a return mailer enclosed. In addition the notice will be posted in L.L. Bean retail stores and on its web site, and customers can return the kit to any retail store for a replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Paricon at (800) 873-8452 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit L.L. Bean's Web site at www.llbean.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.
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