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Wang’s Floating Eye, Antique Car plastic paperweights

Description: Paperweights and Pens Recalled by Shelby NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 Note: Firm is out of business. Do not use these products. Please discard or destroy these products. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ken Giles Originally issued December 17, 1996; Revised July 3, 2002 (301) 504-7052 Release # 97-043 CPSC and Shelby Ltd. Announce Novelty Product Recalls WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Shelby Ltd., Division of Wang's International, of Memphis, Tenn., recalled about 40,000 paperweights and pens because they contain kerosene or other petroleum distillates and many were sold to children. If the paperweights or pens break and leak, the liquid can be hazardous if inhaled into the lungs or swallowed. The liquid could also be combustible, presenting a flammability hazard. Shelby Ltd. has received at least 10 reports of the paperweights breaking and releasing their contents. No injuries have been reported. The plastic paperweights came in the following five styles: Ocean In The Box, Floating Eye, Antique Car, Magic Diamond, and Water Timer. The paperweights were individually packaged in cardboard boxes bearing the name of the style. The pen, which is clear plastic with an eyeball in the middle, is packaged in a cellophane wrap and bears no labeling. The paperweights and pen were sold nationwide through school stores to children from kindergarten through the sixth grade from October through December 1996 for about $4 to $5. Consumers should take the paperweights and pens away from children immediately, and discard or destroy them. The firm is out of business and cannot be contacted. [Learn More]

Wang’s Floating Eye, Antique Car plastic paperweights Recall Information

Recall Date12/17/1996
Recall ID5884
Recall Number97043
Product TypePaperweights
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