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Bookmarks 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: Bookmarks and Journals

Units: About 150,000

Importer: Antioch Publishing, of Yellow Springs, Ohio

Hazard: Paint on the spiral metal bindings of the journals, clip of the bookmarks and the clear coating on the marquis bookmarks and bracelets contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint ban.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves various designs of bookmarks and journals from Antioch Publishing's Signature Collection. The character-themed bookmarks and journals include the following designs:

Clip Bookmarks:

    Winnie the Pooh ( Disney)
    Lady Bug & Flower
    Hope & Courage
    Sun & Rainbow
    Sun & Moon
    Follow Him & Cross
    Monkey & Bananas
Marquis Bookmarks:
    Hugging Cat
Bookmarks Sold with Bracelets:
    Mother's Touch
    Breast Cancer
    Cherry Blossoms

Sold at: Book, card and gift stores nationwide from March 2005 through October 2007 for between $4 and $14.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the bookmarks and journals away from children and contact Antioch Publishing for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Antioch Publishing at (800) 543-1515 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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