Dunkin Donuts is in the hot seat after recalling 1 million Pink and Orange Glow Sticks for choking hazards, reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Chinese-made sticks were given away free from September 2007 through October 2007 presumably as a Halloween trick.
The “sticks are not properly labeled to warn consumers that the cap and lanyard can detach, posing a choking hazard,” CPSC says. “Additionally, the lanyard poses a strangulation hazard to young children.”
It seems ’tis the season for Halloween recalls. Albert’s is recalling 55,000 Skull Pails Filled with Halloween Candy Mix because the paint on the eyes, nose and teeth of the skull contains excessive levels of lead. The skulls were sold from September 2007 through October 2007 and were made in China.
When you consider that lead poisoning causes brain damage, the toxic paint was appropriately advertised on a skull. (Sorry for the ghoulish humor; the whole thing really isn’t funny.)
200,000 Cool Clip and Mini Cool Clip Bookmarks are being recalled because of lead paint. The Chinese-made bookmarks were sold at book, card and gift stores nationwide from April 2003 through October 2007.
While I included just a couple pictures for example, many more clips are included in the recall:
- Sun (two styles)
- Flip Flop
- Lady Bug
- Music Symbol
- Peace Flower
- Yin Yang
Click on the recall link for more pictures.
5,400 Guidecraft Tabletop Puppet Theaters are being recalled for excessive levels of lead paint on wooden panels. The Chinese-made theaters were sold at specialty stores, gift shops and catalogs from June 2006 and August 2007.
Note: Thursday afternoon often seems to be witching hour for recalls. Expect more this afternoon or tomorrow morning.