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Recall: Dread Pirate coffee table game


On 2004-05-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Dread Pirate coffee table game due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2003 for about $100.00.

About 2,000 units are involved in this Front Porch Classics coffee table game recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Board Games & Other Games category in 2004. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units.

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What is the problem?

The surface coating and the metal in the ships contain lead and pose a risk of lead poisoning to young children. A child could ingest lead by swallowing a broken part of the ship or by repeatedly mouthing the ships.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The Old Century Dread Pirate coffee table game has many playing pieces illustrating pirates, ships, coins, and treasure. This recall covers all games with lot numbers 75, 79, and 81. The lot numbers are on the bottom of the treasure chest .

Information on where these items sold new+: Approximately 170 toy and game stores, on-line and catalog vendors, and gift stores sold the Dread Pirate games from October 2003 through March 2004 for about $100.

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:

Take the recalled Dread Pirate ships away from children immediately and call Front Porch for free replacement toy ships that do not contain lead and will not break.

Call Front Porch at (800)526-0314 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PT)Monday through Friday. Or visit the company's web site:


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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