Friday, August 24, 2007

Another Day, Another Recall: Sponge Bob this time

Ohio importer Martin Designs Inc. is recalling made in China Sponge Bob address books and journals that were found to contain dangerous levels of lead in their springs.

The products - with UPC codes printed on the back cover 80773007505 (address book) and 80773002260, 80773075501 and 80773007551 (journals) - were sold in stores from June 2006 through July 2007.

Lead, if ingested in large amounts, may cause brain damage in children.

Consumers should dispose of the product and return the UPC code for a full refund to Martin Designs, Attention: Product Recall, 605 Westlake Dr., Ashland OH 44805.

For more information, consumers can call the company at 1-866-898-0261 or visit its Web site or the CPSC's Web site

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