Martin Designs Inc. Recalls SpongeBob SquarePants™ Character Address
Books and Journals
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: SpongeBob SquarePants™ Address Books and Journals
Units: About 250,000
Importer: Martin Designs Inc., of Ashland, Ohio
Hazard: The paint on the metal spiral bindings of the address books and
journals can contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the
federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and
can cause adverse health effects.
Description: The recall involves address books and journals with
SpongeBob SquarePants™ character on the front cover and a black metal
spiral binding. The UPC numbers (80773007505 for the address book and
80773002260 for the journal) are printed on the back covers.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from June 2006 through July 2007 for
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled address books and
journals away from children. Consumers should remove the UPC as proof of
ownership and contact Martin Designs Inc. for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Martin Designs
Inc. toll-free at (866) 898-0261 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site.
To see a picture of examples of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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