|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 336-8666
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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
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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