Regent Products Corp. recalls stuffed ball toys due to lead hazard

STUFFED FUN BALLPress Release: Regent Products Corp. recalls stuffed ball toys due to lead hazard
by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Washington, DC(rushprnews) March 28, 2007 – 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: Stuffed Fun Balls
Units: About 7,200
Manufacturer: Regent Products Corp., River Grove, IL
Hazard: The stuffed balls contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Fun Ball is an orange stuffed ball toy that measures 4 inches in diameter and designed to look like a basketball. The ball is printed with colored numbers, letters and “Reg. #PA-10623(HK).”

Sold at: Dollar stores and other discount stores nationwide from June, 2006 through March, 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these balls away from young children immediately and return the toy to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Regent Products at (800) 940-4869 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regentproducts.com or e-mail the firm at recall@regentproducts.com.
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