|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 272-6486
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: Cranium Cadoo Board Games
Units: About 38,000
Importer: Cranium Inc., of Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The surface paint on the die contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Only the die found in Cranium Cadoo board games with lot numbers 2007195 through 2007244 are included in the recall. The Cranium Cadoo game is packaged in a square cardboard box with an orange background. The seven digit lot number is printed under the plastic tray on the bottom half of the box.
Sold at: Fred Meyer, Kmart, Shopko, Wal-Mart and specialty game stores nationwide between October 2007 through January 2008 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately dispose of the die and contact Cranium Inc. to receive a free replacement die.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cranium Inc. at (877) 272-6486 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cranium.com
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