There have been several consumer recalls over the past couple of days that may affect Deal Seeking Mom readers. Please refer to the links included in each section for more details about the specific recalls:
Oriental Trading Ceramic Banks
Oriental Trading Company has recalled ceramic piggy and lion banks because the yellow surface paint contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law. The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the bank is painted yellow with floral designs. The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane. For a complete description and picture of the recalled banks, go here. The recalled banks were sold online and through catalogs of Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express from February 2003 through September 2010 for between $7 and $20 per dozen.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled banks away from children, discard them and contact Oriental Trading Company for information on receiving a refund or credit. Contact the Oriental Trading Company at 800-723-6155 anytime or visit the firm's website.
Michaels Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders
Michaels Stores Inc. has recalled approximatly 7,600 Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders because the tealight cups are positioned where the flame from the candles can ignite other parts of the candle holder, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The recall involves silver-colored tealight candle holders in a shape of a Christmas tree. The candle holders are about 16-inches tall and have a silver star on the top. The candle holders were sold at Michaels Arts & Craft stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2010 for about $20.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candle holders and return the product to any Michaels Arts & Craft store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Michaels at 800-642-4235 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT, Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, or visit the firm's website.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.