Daiso Recalls Children’s Toys, Purses and Pen Cases Due to Violation of Lead Paint and Phthalate Limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2009
Release # 10-004
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 580-8841
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Daiso Recalls Children’s Toys, Purses and Pen Cases Due to Violation of Lead Paint and Phthalate Limits

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: Children’s Toys, Purses and Pen Cases

Units: About 130

Importer: Daiso California LLC, of Burlingame, Calif.

Hazard: The surface paint on the balancing toys and zippers of the purses and pen cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint ban. The inflatable baseball bat toys contain excessive levels of DEHP, violating the federal phthalate standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves balancing toys in the shape of dragonflies, children’s purses in the shape of the head of a lion, frog or bear, children’s purses with rainbow stripes, children’s pen cases shaped like a piece of candy with stitching “cool ice cream,” “sweet cake,” or “fad hamburger” on the front, and inflatable baseball bats with “Home Run” printed on the side. Daiso is printed on the product’s packaging.

Sold at: Daiso stores in California from March 2008 through May 2009 for between $1 and $4.

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Daiso for a free replacement product or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Daiso toll-free at (888) 580-8841 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms’ Web site at www.daisorecall.com

Picture of Recalled dragonfly toy

Picture of Recalled children's purse with rainbow stripes

Picture of Recalled bear's head children's purse

Picture of Recalled frog's head children's purse

Picture of Recalled lion's head children's purse

Picture of Recalled children's pen cases

Picture of Recalled inflatable baseball bat