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article imageCasper Halloween Figurines Recalled For Lead Hazard

By Debra Myers     Oct 29, 2008 in Health
The U.S, Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Coyne’s & Company, Inc. are recalling Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Mini-Figurines due to having high levels of lead on the painted surfaces. These figurines are dressed in various costumes.
Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Minneapolis company, Coyne’s & Company Inc. have agreed to a voluntary recall of Casper the Friendly Ghost® Halloween Mini-Figurines. About 14,000 units were sold nationwide between June 2005 and September 2008, in gift, card, and drugs stores.
The resin and paper, three inch tall figurines contain high levels of lead in the paint, and were made in China. The figurines have a stamp on the bottom of them: TM & ©Harvey Ent. “Coyne’s & Company” and “CP1030” are printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the bags.
Consumers who have purchased them are asked to take them away from children and contact Coyne’s & Company for a refund or credit.
The figurines were sold inside of mini bags that were decorated with spider webs and a spider. Casper is dressed as:
> Dracula in a red spider bag
> Skeleton in a green spider bag
> Devil in a purple spider bag
> Mummy in an orange spider bag
> Casper® in a blue spider bag
> Wendy the Witch® is in a yellow spider bag.
Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Figurines
Casper the Friendly Ghost Halloween Figurines
CPSC
For additional information, consumers can call Coyne’s & Company at (800) 336-8666 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.coynes.com
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