|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 536-6558
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: Football Bobble Head Cake Decorations
Units: About 80,000
Manufacturer: DecoPac Inc., of Anoka, Minn.
Hazard: Surface paint on the body of the bobble head contains lead in excess of the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes plastic miniature football bobble heads with green bases only, which were sold for placement on a cake. The bobble heads represented the following teams:
|Baltimore Ravens||Green Bay Packers||Oakland Raiders|
|Chicago Bears||Indianapolis Colts||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Cincinnati Bengals||New England Patriots||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Dallas Cowboys||New Orleans Saints||San Francisco 49ers|
|Denver Broncos||New York Giants||St. Louis Rams|
Football bobble heads with black bases are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Bakeries and ice cream stores nationwide from January 2006 through October 2007 with the purchase of a cake or ice cream.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the football bobble heads immediately and contact DecoPac to receive a free product of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DecoPac Product Safety at (800) 536-6558 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.decopacproductsafety.com
Football Bobble Head with green base
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