CPSC Product Recall Alert: BigBox Hockey Sets exceed federal lead paint standard

Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. BigBox Hockey Sets were recalled for safety risks associated with lead paint exposure.

Product liability lawyer alerts- CPSC announced product recall of hockey sets due to lead paint hazard.

Norcross, GA (News)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov has announced the voluntary recall of BigBox Hockey Sets as a means of preventing consumers from being exposed to excessive levels of lead paint. Sportime, of Norcross, Georgia, recalled approximately 580 hockey sets on Thursday, February 25, 2010.

The CPSC reported that although the firm has yet to receive any incident or injury reports from consumers, “The surface coating on the boards, which are assembled together to form the floor hockey playing-field, contain excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard.”

All sets of BigBox Hockey, manufactured in China, were included in the product recall. Each set included six colorful boards, each measuring 6’ long by 10” tall. The six boards included in the hockey sets were red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. These boards, when set up on the ground, came together to form a contained children’s play hockey rink. Sportime sold the hockey sets through the company’s catalog as well online at www.sportime.com, with prices varying from $147 to $269 from November 2006 to October 2009.

Consumers have been urged to stop allowing children to play with the hazardous hockey sets and contact Sportime toll-free at (888) 388-3224 for a full reimbursement. The firm can be reached Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET by phone or online at www.schoolspecialty.com.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers.