Recall: Oriental Trading Co. recalled ceramic banks for lead paint violations

12/22/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Omaha, NE—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Oriental Trading Company, Inc. have announced a voluntary recall of about 220,000 ceramic piggy and lion banks over lead paint violations. The CPSC announced the recall on December 22, 2010.

The recall was initiated after discovering that the yellow surface paint on the banks containing high levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal laws.

The CPSC reported, “The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the piggy bank is painted yellow with floral designs. The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane. The banks measure about 4 inches in length, 2.5 inches in width, and 3.5 inches in height. Only yellow banks with black plastic stoppers in the bottoms of the banks are being recalled. Banks with white or translucent stoppers are not being recalled. The product was sold online at www.orientaltrading.com and www.funexpress.com and through Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express catalogs from February 2003 through September 2010 for between about $7 and $20 a dozen.”

Consumers are advised to contact Oriental Trading Company for information on how to obtain a refund or credit.

For further information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.orientaltrading.com.

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