RECALL! Daiso Children’s Coin Purses and Jewelry Due To Risk Of Lead Exposure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Daiso California, today announced a voluntary recall of Daiso’s Children’s Coin Purses and Jewelry due to the surface paint on the zippers of the coin purses and clasps of the jewelry containing high levels of lead.

This recall involves children’s coin purses with rainbow stripes and children’s earrings and necklaces that have blue, pink, red, white and yellow colored droplets.

“The Coin Purse” and “Mobile Case Coin Purse” is printed on the tag attached to the purse. “Colorful Drop Accessory Bracelet” is printed on the front of the necklace packages and “Colorful Drop Accessory Pierce” is printed on the front of the earring packages. The tag and packaging have “Produced for Daiso Japan” on either the front or back.

The products were sold at Daiso stores in California and Washington from May 2009 through December 2009 for about $1.50. Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Daiso for a full refund.

For more information, contact Daiso toll-free at (888) 580-8841 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firms’ website at www.daisorecall.com

Note: In March 2010, Daiso voluntarily agreed to pay a civil penalty and stop importing children’s products and toys into the United States until the company meets specified CPSC safety requirements. These products were sold before the civil penalty.