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Galison/Mudpuppy Recalls Wire Bound Journals and Calendars Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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Recall Date:
March 18, 2008

Recall Details

March 18, 2008
Release #08-226

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 NumberStyle 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 or e-mail the firm at


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