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Nintendo Lapel Pins Recalled

Date:
April 29, 2008
Category:
Jewelry & Accessories
Company/Brand:
Nintendo
The Danger:
The metal lapel pin contains high levels of lead.
Description:
This recall involves about 71,000 lapel pins of 12 video game characters. The lapel pins vary in size, ranging from 1 to 2 inches in height. The characters Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario, Mario Kart, Pikachu, Princess Peach, Samus, Starfox, Waluigi and Wario were sold individually. Mario, Princess Peach and Samus were also sold as a set.
Sold At:
Nintendo stores in Redmond, Washington and New York, NY between April 2004 and November 2007 for between $1.50 and $4. The recalled lapel pins were also distributed to employees at electronics and game stores nationwide from April 2004 through November 2007.
What To Do:
Immediately stop wearing the lapel pins and contact Nintendo to receive a free replacement pin. For additional information, contact Nintendo at (800) 431-0971 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site www.nintendo.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08257.html