|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 580-8841
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 Coin Purse and Jewelry
Units: About 190
Importer: Daiso California LLC of Hayward, Calif.
Hazard: The surface paint on the zippers of the coin purses and the clasps on the jewelry contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves children's coin purses with rainbow stripes and children's earrings and necklaces that have blue, pink, red, white and yellow colored droplets. "The Coin Purse" and "Mobile Case Coin Puase" are printed on the tag attached to the purse. "Colorful Drop Accessory Bracelet" is printed on the front of the necklace packages and "Colorful Drop Accessory Pierce" is printed on the front of the earring packages. The tag and packaging have "Produced for Daiso Japan" on either the front or back.
Sold at: Daiso stores in California and Washington from May 2009 through December 2009 for about $1.50.
Manufactured in: China and Korea
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Daiso for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Daiso toll-free at (888) 580-8841 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firms' website at www.daisorecall.com
Note: In March 2010, Daiso voluntarily agreed to pay a civil penalty and stop importing children's products and toys into the United States until the company meets specified CPSC safety requirements. These products were sold before the civil penalty.
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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