Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Children's Animal Masks and Pendants Recalled by Team Work Trading Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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.

Name of Product: Children's Animal Masks and Pendants

Units: About 1,400 pieces

Manufacturer: Team Work Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled children's animal masks and pendants contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves a children's animal mask and four styles of metal pendants. The mask resembles the face of a cat. The pendants have various animated symbols including a dog tag with fire symbol (Bleach), knife and lion symbol (Final Fantasy), Mickey Mouse symbol (Kingdom of Hearts), and a burning sun symbol (Naruto). The pendants were sold with silver-colored chains.

Sold at: Gift shop and modeling stores nationwide, and the Team Work Trading store from November 2008 through March 2009 for between $4 and $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled items and contact Team Work Trading for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Team Work Trading collect at (213) 680-4489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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