Thursday, September 27, 2007

RECALL: Children's Puppet Theatres Due to Lead Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation Guidecraft Inc. of New Jersey, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of about 10,000 Floor Puppet Theaters. Surface paints on the puppet theater’s wooden panels contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. There have been no reported injuries or incidents. The recalled puppet theater has a chalkboard surface on the front and colored side panels. The puppet theater measures about 35 inches in length, 14 inches in width and about 52 inches in height. They were sold at toy stores, gift shops, catalogs and Web sites nationwide from June 2006 through August 2007 for about $90 and manufactured in China.
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 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday, or visit

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