Wednesday, October 17, 2007

RECALL: Halloween Skull Pails Due To Lead Paint Standards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation R.L. Albert & Son of Connecticut today announced a voluntary recall of 55,000 Skull Pails Filled With Halloween Candy Mix. The surface paint on the eyes, nose, and teeth of the skull contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. There were no reported injuries or incidents. 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. They were sold at retail stores nationwide from September 2007 through October 2007 for $2. and manufactured in China.
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. For additional information, contact Albert’s toll-free at 866-796-6110 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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