|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 277-0104
Children's Sunglasses Recalled by FGX International Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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: Children's Sunglasses
Units: About 260,000
Importer: FGX International Inc., of Smithfield, R.I.
Hazard: Surface paint on the sunglasses can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves 15 styles of children's sunglasses. The style name is printed on the product inside the left temple arm. The name "Foster Grant" may also appear on the temple arm of some styles. The styles included in the recall are:
|Encompass Jr. IK
No other styles are included in this recall.
Manufactured in: China
Sold at: Various stores nationwide from January 2007 through November 2007 for between $3 and $11.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these sunglasses away from children and return them to FGX International for a free replacement or refund, including shipping and handling.
Consumer Contact: Contact FGX International toll-free at (877) 277-0104 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.fgxi.com
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