Holiday ornaments are recalled

Nov. 28, 2007 at 3:08 PM
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the nationwide voluntary recall of Chinese-made holiday ornaments due to a safety hazard.

The CPSC said the recall by Reeves International Inc. of Pequannock, N.J., was initiated when it was discovered surface paints contained high levels of lead, in violation of federal lead paint standards.

Being recalled are 2006 Snow Princess Stirrup Ornaments, 2007 Holiday Stirrup Ornaments, and 2007 Photo Frame Horse Shoe Ornaments.

About 36,000 ornaments were sold by various U.S. retailers, including the JCPenney catalog and Web site.

The 2006 ornament is stirrup-shaped with a white prancing horse and blue ribbons; "2006" is stamped on the rim of the ornament.

The 2007 holiday stirrup ornament is a stirrup-shaped ornament with a gray horse with saddle bags and a horn and a violin; "2007" is stamped on the rim of the ornament.

The 2007 photo frame ornament is a horse shoe shaped ornament with a brown horse with rider jumping over a gate. "Happy Holiday 2007" is printed on the back of the ornament.

Consumers can return the ornaments to the store where purchased for a refund or contact Reeves International at 800-444-4775.

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