Friday, April 11, 2008

You'll Understand Why There's No Photo Here

I subscribe to the Consumer Product Safety Commissions recall alerts. Most of the time they're of no interest to me or anyone I know, but in this case, I think you'll understand why I feel compelled to ask each and every one of you to look around the house, dig around in that junk drawer, and get rid of all those old ones you're sure to have just lying around.
From the CPSC:

April 10, 2008
Release #08-247
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 434-5207CPSC
Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

FUNTASTIC Recalls Fake Teeth Due To Violation of Lead Paint Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Hillbilly Teeth
Units: About 26,000
Importer: FUNTASTIC, of Houston, Texas
Hazard: The gray surface paint on the teeth contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves a 2-pack fake Hillbilly Teeth withitem # 2657. The item number is printed on the packaging. The gums are brown and the teeth are yellow.
Sold at: Grocery, Drug, Convenience, and Mass retailers nationwide from March 2005 through March 2008 for about $2.

Manufactured: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact FUNTASTIC for information on receiving a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FUNTASTIC at(800)434-5207 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at
To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: "

Don't click on that link. You'll be sorry.


Steve Rogg said...

That's why I only ask for Billy Bob Teeth!

Anne.Marie said...

Thank god you posted this public service announcement! Just the other day Logan told us a story about meeting someone at a party who had the worst teeth. Turns out they were fake. I thought it prudent to warn him before he got crazy ideas in his own head; I forwarded your posting to him.