SimplyFun Recalls Ribbit Board Games Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2007
Release #08-056

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 557-7767
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

SimplyFun Recalls Ribbit Board Games Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Ribbit Board Games

Units: About 1,500

Importer/Distributor: SimplyFun LLC, of Bellevue, Wash.

Hazard: Surface paint on the five frog-shaped wooden pieces contain excess levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves SimplyFun Ribbit board games. The games are sold with five frog-shaped wooden pieces that act as pawns for movement. The wooden pieces are blue, red, green, yellow and lavender in color.

Sold by: SimplyFun independent consultants nationwide from March 2007 through October 2007 for about $18.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the five frog pieces from the game and discontinue using them. Consumers should contact SimplyFun for a refund or a set of five replacement frogs.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SimplyFun toll-free at (877) 557-7767 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.simplyfun.com


Picture of Recalled frog-shaped wooden pieces