Ceramic Banks Recalled by Oriental Trading Company Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2010
Release #11-077
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 723-6155
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ceramic Banks Recalled by Oriental Trading Company 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: Ceramic piggy and lion banks

Units: About 220,000

Importer: Oriental Trading Company, Inc. of Omaha, Ne.

Hazard: The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the piggy bank is painted yellow with floral designs. The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane. The banks measure about 4 inches in length, 2.5 inches in width, and 3.5 inches in height. Only yellow banks with black plastic stoppers in the bottoms of the banks are being recalled. Banks with white or translucent stoppers are not being recalled.

Sold: Online at www.orientaltrading.com and www.funexpress.com and through Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express catalogs from February 2003 through September 2010 for between about $7 and $20 a dozen.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled ceramic banks away from children, discard them and contact Oriental Trading Company for information on receiving a refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.orientaltrading.com

Picture of Recalled Piggy Bank

Picture of Recalled Lion Bank