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Recall: Bookmarks and Journals


On 2007-10-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bookmarks and Journals due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2005 for about $4.00 to $14.00.

About 200,000 units are involved in this Antioch Publishing bookmark recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Bookmarks category in 2007.

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What is the problem?

Paint on the spiral metal bindings of the journals, clip of the bookmarks and the clear coating on the marquis bookmarks and bracelets contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint ban.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves various designs of bookmarks and journals from Antioch Publishing's Signature Collection.

These items were sold new+ at Book, card and gift stores nationwide from March 2005 through October 2007 for between $4 and $14.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately take the bookmarks and journals away from children and contact Antioch Publishing for a refund.

For additional information, contact Antioch Publishing at (800)543-1515 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at


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