Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wooden Toys Recalled by Kendamaspot Due to Violation of Lead Paint Ban

/PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Wooden Skill Ball Toys
Units: About 300
Distributor: Kendamaspot LLC, of Redmond, Wash.

Hazard: The surface paint coating on the ball contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Oozora and Shin-Fuji Kendama Japanese wooden skill toys. The toys have a ball connected by a string to a handle with three cups and spike on top. A Japanese Kendama Association sticker is affixed to the toy. The red and green balls on the Oozora and only the red balls on the Shin Fuji are included in the recall.

Sold at: Kendamaspot's Web site and cultural festivals in Washington State from July 2008 through April 2009 for about $20.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Kendamaspot to receive a free replacement ball.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kendamaspot toll-free at (866) 903-7795 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

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