The surface coating on the basketball contains excessive levels of lead.
This recall involves about 90,000 packages in the United States and 1,900 in Canada of 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.
Various retailers in the U.S. and Canada from August 2004 through April 2009 for about $3.50.
What To Do:
Immediately take the recalled sport balls away from children and contact American Greetings to receive a coupon for a replacement product. For more information, contact American Greetings at (800) 777-4891 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.ag.com.
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