|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 336-8666
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Halloween Figurines Recalled by Coyne’s & Company for 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: Casper the Friendly Ghost® Halloween Mini-Figurines
Units: About 14,000
Importer: Coyne’s & Company Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The recalled Halloween figurines contain high levels of lead in the paint.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled Casper the Friendly Ghost® mini-figurines are made of resin and paper, and are three inches tall. They were sold in mini bags decorated with a spider and web design. The Casper the Friendly Ghost® figurines are dressed as: Dracula in a red spider bag, Skeleton in a green spider bag, Devil in a purple spider bag, Mummy in an orange spider bag, Casper® in a blue spider bag, and Wendy the Witch® is in a yellow spider bag. The figurines are stamped with TM & ©Harvey Ent. “Coyne’s & Company” and “CP1030” are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the bags.
Sold by: Gift, specialty, card, and drug stores nationwide from June 2005 through September 2008 for between $1 and $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled figurines away from children and contact Coyne’s & Company to receive a full refund or credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coyne’s & Company at (800) 336-8666 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.coynes.com
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