Regent Products Corp. Recalls Stuffed Ball Toys Due to Lead Hazard

The stuffed balls contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2007
Release #07-141

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 940-4869
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Regent Products Corp. Recalls Stuffed Ball Toys Due to Lead Hazard

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: Stuffed Fun Balls

Units: About 7,200

Manufacturer: Regent Products Corp., River Grove, IL

Hazard: The stuffed balls contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Fun Ball is an orange stuffed ball toy that measures 4 inches in diameter and designed to look like a basketball. The ball is printed with colored numbers, letters and "Reg. #PA-10623(HK)."

Sold at: Dollar stores and other discount stores nationwide from June, 2006 through March, 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these balls away from young children immediately and return the toy to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Regent Products at (800) 940-4869 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.regentproducts.com or e-mail the firm at recall@regentproducts.com

Picture of Recalled Stuffed Ball