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Hobby Lobby Stores Recalls Halloween-Themed Baskets (Lead Paint Standard Violation)

November 16, 2007
Release #08-084

Hobby Lobby’s Recall Hotline: (800) 326-7931
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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: Halloween-Themed Baskets

Units: About 10,000

Importer: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Hazard: Surface paint on the bat, pumpkin and witch emblems attached to the baskets contain excess levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint ban.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all 2007 Halloween-themed baskets with item number 5464201. The item number is located next to the price on the paper hangtag on the handle. The plastic baskets are either black or orange with two carrying handles. An emblem of a witch, bat or pumpkin is attached to each side of the handle. The baskets measure 3 inches wide by 6 inches long by 4 ½ inches deep.

Sold at: Hobby Lobby stores nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the baskets away from children immediately and return them to Hobby Lobby for a $2 exchange card.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hobby Lobby at (800) 326-7931 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.hobbylobby.com

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