Children’s Greeting Cards with Bracelets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, DC–(ENEWSPF)–February 2, 2010.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Papyrus Brand Greeting Cards with bracelets

Units: About 174,000

Importer: Schurman Fine Papers, of Fairfield, Calif.

Hazard: The surface paint coating on the bracelets sold with greeting cards contain excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Papyrus brand children’s greeting cards sold with an attached wooden bead bracelet. The front of the card says “Happy Birthday To You” and includes an attached bead in the shape of a heart with the word “smile” printed on it. The colorful bracelet includes wooden beads with one in the shape of a butterfly. The back of the greeting card reads, “BD 63401 | © Jean Card & Gift Company” and the card insert reads, “USA $6.95 | CAN $10.50 | Made in China | © Jean Card & Gift Company” and includes UPC number 734524634013 in the lower right hand corner.

Sold at: Card stores and other retailers from February 2004 to September 2009 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bracelet and contact Schurman Fine Papers for instructions on how to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Schurman Fine Papers at (888) 990-9095 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.