Recall: Foam Pumpkin Turkey, Thanksgiving Craft Kit
On 2012-11-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Foam Pumpkin Turkey, Thanksgiving Craft Kit due to a potential internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2012 for about $8.
About 2,000 units are involved in this Ningbo Golden Time Gifts and Crafts craft kit recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Arts, Crafts & Stationery Supply category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 739-4120
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What is the problem?
Magnets holding the pumpkin shell pieces together can become loose, posing an ingestion hazard to young children. If swallowed, these magnets can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled product is an adult seasonal craft item that, when assembled, resembles a turkey with a pumpkin-shaped body. Before assembly, the product resembles a pumpkin that has been cut in half. The kit comes with various foam pieces that are used to decorate the outer pumpkin shell and has six small magnets that hold the pieces together. The product is packaged in a round, clear plastic container.
Information on where these items sold new+: The recalled products were sold exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from August of 2012 to October of 2012 for approximately $8.
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 stop using the recalled kit and return it for a full refund to any Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores toll free at (888) 739-4120, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.joann.com/ - go to the PRODUCT RECALL link on the bottom right corner of the page
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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