December 30, 2009: Recall of Wooden Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Ban
Many colors of the toy are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Kendamaspot LLC, of Redmond, Washington, have announced a voluntary recall of about 300 wooden skill ball toys. The surface paint coating on the ball contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
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This recall involves Oozora and Shin-Fuji Kendama Japanese wooden skill toys. The toys have a ball connected by a string to a handle with three cups and spike on top. A Japanese Kendama Association sticker is affixed to the toy. The red and green balls on the Oozora and only the red balls on the Shin Fuji are included in the recall.
The wooden skills balls sold at Kendamaspot’s website and cultural festivals in Washington State from July 2008 through April 2009 for about $20.
The toys were manufactured in Japan.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Kendamaspot to receive a free replacement ball. For additional information, contact Kendamaspot toll-free at (866) 903-7795 between 8 AM and 5 PM PST Monday through Friday.
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