|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 670-7441
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: Wire-O Bound Journals and Calendars
Units: About 90,000
Manufacturer: Galison/Mudpuppy, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The paint on the metal spiral bindings of the journals contains excessive levels of lead, which violated the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled journals are spiral bound journals, activity books, and calendars sold in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. Galison or Mudpuppy and the ISBN numbers are printed on the back cover of the calendars/journals. Calendars/journals included in the recall are listed below:
|ISBN Style Number||Style Name|
|Galison List Journals|
|978-0-7353-1952-3||Next Great Idea (Black) List Journal|
|978-0-7353-2050-5||Hiroshige Waves List Journal|
|978-0-7353-2051-2||Nature's Cabinet Butterflies List Journal|
|978-0-7353-1934-9||Chinese Peony List Journal|
|978-0-7353-1949-3||Toffee Dots List Journal|
|978-0-7353-1951-6||Toffee Stripes List Journal|
|978-0-7353-1933-2||William Morris Clover List Journal|
|978-0-7353-1950-9||Porch Florals List Journal|
|Galison Prose Journals|
|978-0-7353-1925-7||Next Great Idea (Black) Prose Journal|
|978-0-7353-2052-9||Hiroshige Waves Prose Journal|
|978-0-7353-2053-6||Nature's Cabinet Butterflies Prose Journal|
|978-0-7353-1926-4||Chinese Peony Prose Journal|
|978-0-7353-1930-1||Toffee Dots Prose Journal|
|978-0-7353-1932-5||Toffee Stripes Prose Journal|
|978-0-7353-1929-5||William Morris Clover Prose Journal|
|978-0-7353-1931-8||Porch Florals Prose Journal|
|Galison Perpetual Calendar|
|978-0-7353-0793-3||Chocolate Dots Perpetual Calendar|
|Mudpuppy Specialty Journals|
|978-0-7353-2061-1||Are We There Yet? Journal|
|978-0-7353-2171-7||Get Crafty Journal|
|978-0-7353-1506-8||Happy Camper Journal|
|978-0-7353-0604-2||Road Trip Journal|
|978-0-7353-0670-7||Things to Do in the Meantime Journal|
|978-0-7353-0619-6||Camp Fun Journal|
|978-0-7353-0882-4||My Travel Journal|
Sold at: Specialty and gift stores nationwide and on-line from August 2003 through December 2007 for between $7 and $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the back cover of the calendars/journals with the ISBN barcode number and contact Galison for instructions on returning the back cover for a refund. The journals/calendars should be discarded.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Galison/Mudpuppy at (800) 670-7441 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.galison.com or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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