Albert's Recalls Halloween Skull Pails Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The surface paint on the eyes, nose, and teeth of the skull contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2007
Release #08-033

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.

Picture of Recalled Skull Pail