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Children's Snow and Sand Castle Kits by Paricon Recalled


November 21, 2007
Alert #08-519

Children's Snow and Sand Castle Kits by Paricon Recalled Due to Sharp Edges; Sold Exclusively at LL Bean

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Snow and Sand Castle Kits

Units: About 800

Manufacturer: Paricon Inc., of South Paris, Maine

Hazard: The largest plastic castle block maker in the kit could crack at the handle during use, creating sharp edges that can pose a laceration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall castle kit consists of three red plastic block makers. Only the largest block maker in the set is included in the recall. The largest block maker measures about 19 inches in length and 5 inches in width. Smaller block maker blocks and castle kits with the letter “A” on the inside of the large block maker are not included in this recall.

Sold by: L.L. Bean retail stores nationwide, catalogs and internet from September 2007 through October 2007 for about $30.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the large blocks and immediately take these recalled toys away from children. Letters will be sent to each customer with a replacement large castle block maker and a return mailer enclosed. In addition the notice will be posted in L.L. Bean retail stores and on its web site, and customers can return the kit to any retail store for a replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Paricon at (800) 873-8452 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit L.L. Bean’s Web site at www.llbean.com

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