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CPSC Announces Recall

Dunkin' Donuts Recalls Glow Sticks Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazards

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.

Name of Product: Pink and Orange Glow Sticks (free giveaway with donuts)

Units: About 1 million

Distributor: Dunkin' Donuts LLC, of Canton, Mass.

Hazard: The recalled glow sticks are not properly labeled to warn consumers that the cap and lanyard can detach, posing a choking hazard. Additionally, the lanyard poses a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The pink and orange glow sticks were given away free with purchases of donuts.

Sold at: Dunkin' Donuts stores nationwide from September 2007 through October 2007. They were a free giveaway with the purchase of donuts.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled glow sticks away from young children and return them to any Dunkin' Donuts for a free donut.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dunkin' Donuts at (800) 859-5339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.DunkinDonuts.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08030.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2007
Release #08-031

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 808-8154
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Guidecraft Inc. Recalls Children's Puppet Theaters 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.

Name of Product: Tabletop Puppet Theaters

Units: About 5,400

Manufacturer: Guidecraft Inc., of Englewood, N.J.

Hazard: Surface paints on the puppet theater's wooden panels contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled puppet theater has red panels on the front and sides and a chalkboard signboard on top. The puppet theater measures about 24-inches in length, 6-inches in width and about 28-inches in height.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores, gift shops, catalogs and Web sites nationwide from June 2006 through August 2007 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled puppet theaters away from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a replacement theater or another product of equal value.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.guidecraft.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08031.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2007
Release #08-032

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 543-1515
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Antioch Publishing Recalls Additional Bookmarks 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.

Name of Product: Cool Clip and Mini Cool Clip Bookmarks

Units: About 200,000 (an additional 150,000 bookmarks and journals were recalled on October 4, 2007)

Importer: Antioch Publishing, of Yellow Springs, Ohio

Hazard: Paint on the clip of the bookmarks contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves various designs of the Cool Clip and Mini Cool Clip bookmarks. The themed metals bookmarks include the following designs:

Cool Clips Bookmarks: Sun (two styles), Daisy/Believe, Tiki, Flip Flop, Lady Bug, Music Symbol, SHH!

Mini Cool Clips Bookmarks: Flower & Tiki, Peace Flower & Yin Yang, Lighthouse & Sailboat

Sold at: Book, card and gift stores nationwide from April 2003 through October 2007 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the bookmarks away from children and contact Antioch Publishing for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Antioch Publishing at (800) 543-1515 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.antioch.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08032.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2007
Release #08-033

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 796-6110
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Albert's Recalls Halloween Skull Pails 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.

Name of Product: Skull Pails Filled With Halloween Candy Mix

Units: About 55,000

Manufacturer: R.L. Albert & Son, of Greenwich, Conn.

Hazard: The surface paint on the eyes, nose, and teeth of the skull contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Albert's Halloween skull pails filled with candy mix. The skull-shaped pail is white with green eyes, nose and teeth. The pail has a clear lid with a label in which "Albert's" and "Skull Pails Filled with Halloween Candy Mix" is printed. The pail measures about 5 ½ inches high.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from September 2007 through October 2007 for $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and take it to the retailer where it was purchased to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Albert's toll-free at (866) 796-6110 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08033.html

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.


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