Eveready Battery Co. Recalls Toy Flashlights Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
Release #08-006
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 925-0628
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Eveready Battery Co. Recalls Toy Flashlights 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: "Pirates of the Caribbean" Medallion Squeeze Lights

Units: About 79,000

Importer: Eveready Battery Co., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: Surface paints on the leather strap attached to the medallion squeeze light contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves "Pirates of the Caribbean" medallion squeeze lights, which is gold-colored and about 1¾-inches across. It is attached to a leather strap and metal clasp.

Sold at: Various retail stores and Web sites nationwide from September 2006 through October 2007 for between $4 and $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled squeeze light away from children immediately and contact the firm to receive a voucher for another Energizer-brand product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Eveready at (800) 925-0628 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.Energizer.com

 

Picture of Recalled Pirates of the Caribbean Medallion Squeeze Light