|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063
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: Breyer 2006 Stirrup Ornaments
Units: About 2,400
Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas
Hazard: Surface paints on the ornaments contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves a stirrup-shaped ornament with a white prancing horse and blue ribbons. "2006" is stamped on the rim of the ornament.
Sold through: The J.C. Penney catalog and Web site from August 2006 through August 2007 for about $18.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should keep the ornament away from young children and return it to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jcp.com
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.
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