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Recall: DesignWare Sport Balls

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On 2009-07-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding DesignWare Sport Balls due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2004 for about $3.5.

About 90,000 units are involved in this American Greetings toy balls recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Toy Balls category in 2009.

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DesignWare Sport Balls
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.ag.com
Phone: (800) 777-4891

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What is the problem?

The surface coating on the basketball contains excessive levels of lead, in violation of the federal lead paint standard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves DesignWare Sport Balls party favors. The package contains four mini sport balls: a basketball, a football, a baseball and a soccer ball. The model number is SPBL 1821 and is printed on the packaging.

These items were sold new+ at Various retailers in the U.S. and Canada from August 2004 through April 2009 for about $3.50.

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 recalled sport balls away from children and contact American Greetings to receive a coupon for a replacement product.

For additional information, contact American Greetings at (800) 777-4891 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ag.com

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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 CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.