|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-0628
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: "Pirates of the Caribbean" Medallion Squeeze Lights
Units: About 79,000
Importer: Eveready Battery Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: Surface paints on the leather strap attached to the medallion squeeze light contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves "Pirates of the Caribbean" medallion squeeze lights, which is gold-colored and about 1?-inches across. It is attached to a leather strap and metal clasp.
Sold at: Various retail stores and Web sites nationwide from September 2006 through October 2007 for between $4 and $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled squeeze light away from children immediately and contact the firm to receive a voucher for another Energizer-brand product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Eveready at (800) 925-0628 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Energizer.com
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