New Recalls Announced Today

By The Associated Press

The following recalls have been announced:

- About 250,000 SpongeBob SquarePants address books and journals, manufactured in China and imported by Martin Designs Inc., because paint on the metal spiral bindings can contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported. Details: by phone at 866-898-0261; by Web at http://www.martindesigns-ltd.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

- About 66,000 spinning tops and about 4,700 pails painted with Thomas & Friends, Curious George, circus scenes or solid colors.
The tops and pails were manufactured in China, imported by Schylling Associates Inc. and are being recalled because paint on the wooden handles contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported. Details: by phone at 800-767-8697; by Web at http://www.schylling.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

-About 14,000 TOBY & ME jewelry sets, imported by TOBY N.Y.C. and made in China, because the jewelry contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled sets are sold in a pink gift box with "TOBY & ME" printed on the front. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and A.J.Wright stores sold the products. Consumers should contact TOBY N.Y.C. for information on receiving a refund or replacement item. Details: by phone at 866-235-0588; by Web at http://www.cpsc.gov.

-About 7,900 Children's Divine Inspiration Charm Bracelets, imported by Buy-Rite Designs Inc. and made in China, because the jewelry contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled bracelets have silver-colored charms and clear and pink beads that hang from a silver-colored chain. Dollar stores and other small retail stores nationwide sold the product. Consumers should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Buy-Rite for information on how to receive a refund. Details: by phone at 888-777-7952, ext. 175; by Web at http://www.buyriteinc.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by michelle Location: madison co ky on Aug 23, 2007 at 09:03 PM
    This should be a wake up call for all of us. Pet food, childrens toys, we've placed our trust in these over seas countries to provide high quality products to the consumer yet it seems like our children and pets are under attack.
  • by kay Location: ky on Aug 22, 2007 at 08:20 PM
    small kids dont know better i dont understand why they use paint that has lead in it

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