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Ceramic Banks Recalled by Oriental Trading Company Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product:
Ceramic piggy and lion banks
Hazard:
The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
December 22, 2010
Units:
About 220,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.orientaltrading.com

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the piggy bank is painted yellow with floral designs. The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane. The banks measure about 4 inches in length, 2.5 inches in width, and 3.5 inches in height. Only yellow banks with black plastic stoppers in the bottoms of the banks are being recalled. Banks with white or translucent stoppers are not being recalled.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take these recalled ceramic banks away from children, discard them and contact Oriental Trading Company for information on receiving a refund or credit.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold At:
Online at www.orientaltrading.com and www.funexpress.com and through Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express catalogs from February 2003 through September 2010 for between about $7 and $20 a dozen.
Importer(s):

Oriental Trading Company, Inc. of Omaha, Ne.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
11-077
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