RECALL: Wooden Skill Ball Toys Due to Lead Paint

Wooden Toys Recalled by Kendamaspot Due to Violation of Lead Paint Ban

Picture of Recalled Wooden ToyThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

  • Name of Product: Wooden Skill Ball Toys
  • Units: About 300
  • Distributor: Kendamaspot LLC, of Redmond, Wash.
  • Hazard: The surface paint coating on the ball contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
  • Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
  • Description: This recall involves Oozora and Shin-Fuji Kendama Japanese wooden skill toys. The toys have a ball connected by a string to a handle with three cups and spike on top. A Japanese Kendama Association sticker is affixed to the toy. The red and green balls on the Oozora and only the red balls on the Shin Fuji are included in the recall.Picture of Recalled Wooden Toy
  • Sold at: Kendamaspot’s Web site and cultural festivals in Washington State from July 2008 through April 2009 for about $20.
  • Manufactured in: Japan
  • Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Kendamaspot to receive a free replacement ball.
  • Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kendamaspot toll-free at (866) 903-7795 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kendamaspot.com


Recall of Body Boards Due to Lead Paint

Body Boards Recalled by JGR Copa Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: 18” Kick Body Boards
  • Units: About 900
  • Importer: JGR Copa LLC, of Hollywood, Fla.
  • Hazard: The green surface coating of the screened logo “Big Lizard™ body boards” on the underside of the body board contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
  • Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
  • Description: This recall involves the 18” Kick Body Board. The boards have various designs on the front including peace signs, white hibiscus, or yellow smiley face. A green lizard and “Big Lizard™ body boards” are printed on the underside in green.
  • Sold at: Beachwear Outlet, Bargain Beachwear, Beach Village Inc., FJ Health & Beauty, Mor USA Inc., Shipwreck-Ocean Jewels, Walmart and Wilcor International Inc. from January 2009 through May 2009 for about $4.
  • Manufactured in: China
  • Remedy: Consumer should take the recalled body boards away from children immediately and return them to place of purchase or contact JGR Copa for a full refund.
  • Consumer Contact: For additional information, call JGR Copa at (800) 345-4408 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.jgrcopa.com

Recall of Educational Science Kits

Educational Craft Kits Recalled by FloraCraft Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FloraCraft Brand

  • Name of product: Solar System Kits and DNA Kits
    Units: About 930,000
  • Manufacturer: FloraCraft Corp., of Ludington, Mich.
  • Hazard: The surface coating on the educational kit’s wires can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
  • Description: This recall involves the “Solar System” and the “DNA” children’s educational craft kits sold under the FloraCraft and HYGLOSS brand names. (Click here to see images of Hygloss brand) The kits contain green coated wires that measure 14 ½ inches long and Styrofoam shapes. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is located on the kit’s packaging:  Read the rest of this entry »

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