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

Surface paints on the leather strap attached to the medallion squeeze light contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal 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