|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 262-0599
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: Children's Sunglasses
Units: About 5,300
Importer: Axiom International Inc., of Billings, Mont.
Hazard: Surface paint on the recalled sunglasses can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The two tone sunglasses come in Spiderweb Blue and Spiderweb Red with a spider web etched in between the eyes and "Made in China" engraved on the right-hand side of the frame.
Sold by: Party stores, discount dollar stores, and hardware stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2008 for between $1 and $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sunglasses away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Axiom at (800) 262-0599 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.axiomintl.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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