CPSC, Walt Disney World Co. Announce Recall of Children's Red Sunglasses
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- 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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.)
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Name of product: Red Sunglasses/Toddler Cap Set
Units: About 12,900
Importer: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, LLC of Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Hazard: The paint on the red sunglasses contains high levels of lead. Lead
is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health
Incidents/Injuries: There have been no injuries or incidents reported.
Description: The recalled sunglasses are a solid red color and have dark
plastic lenses. They were sold with either a navy blue toddler cap
featuring the character Mickey Mouse or a light blue toddler cap
featuring the character Stitch. Both toddler caps have red bills. The
recalled sunglasses are attached to the bills of the caps by a red strap
with a hook and loop fastener. "Walt Disney World®" or "Disneyland®
Resort" is stitched on the back of the toddler caps. Other styles and
colors of hats and sunglasses are not included in this recall.
Sold at: The Disneyland Resort in California, The Walt Disney World Resort
in Florida, Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida, and the Disney Cruise
Line based in Florida, from November 2004 through June 2005 for about
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled red sunglasses away
from children and contact Walt Disney World Co. for a free replacement
pair of sunglasses and 20 Disney Dollars®.
Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Walt Disney World Co. at
866-802-2782 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit
the Web site at http://www.disneyworld.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 802-2782
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772