|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 902-2798
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: Tinker Bell Wands
Units: About 8,000
Retailer: Disney Store, of Pasadena, Calif.
Importer: Hoop Retail Stores LLC, of Secaucus, N.J.
Hazard: The paint on the pearl beads in the flowers of the wands contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Tinker Bell wands are green and light up and sound when a button in the handle is pressed. The top of the wand has white plastic flowers, a green bow, and a pin with Tinker Bell's face on it.
Sold at: Disney stores nationwide from April 2007 through October 2007 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to a Disney Store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Disney Store toll-free at (866) 902-2798 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.Disneystore.com
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