|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 796-6110
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Albert's Recalls Halloween Skull Pails Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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: Skull Pails Filled With Halloween Candy Mix
Units: About 55,000
Manufacturer: R.L. Albert & Son, of Greenwich, Conn.
Hazard: The surface paint on the eyes, nose, and teeth of the skull contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Albert’s Halloween skull pails filled with candy mix. The skull-shaped pail is white with green eyes, nose and teeth. The pail has a clear lid with a label in which “Albert’s” and “Skull Pails Filled with Halloween Candy Mix” is printed. The pail measures about 5 ½ inches high.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from September 2007 through October 2007 for $2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and take it to the retailer where it was purchased to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Albert’s toll-free at (866) 796-6110 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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