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Wooden Toys Recalled by Kendamaspot Due to Violation of Lead Paint Ban
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Dec 30, 2009 - 6:03:04 PM

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 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.

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

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. 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 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 (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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