|March 23, 2010
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Flower and Insect Painted Wooden Beads
Units: About 1,000
Importer: S&S Worldwide Inc., of Colchester, Conn.
Hazard: The paint on the children's wooden beads contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The children's painted wooden beads are in the shapes of insects and flowers. They were sold in assorted colors and designs and measure about one inch in size. They were sold in 1/2 lb. bags. Model number BE1190, "S&S Worldwide Inc" and "Made in China" is located on the bag of beads.
Sold at: S&S Worldwide's catalog and on the firm's Web site at www.ssww.com from March 2008 through February 2010 for about $20 per 1/2 lb. bag.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled beads away from children and contact S&S Worldwide for a full refund or replacement product. S&S Worldwide is directly contacting consumers who purchased the beads to alert them to this recall.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact S&S Worldwide at (800) 937-3482 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the firm at email@example.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ssww.com/productsafety
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