Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Harry Potter Bookends Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Giftco Inc., announced a voluntary recall of Harry Potter Bookends due to a violation of the lead paint standard. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

This recall involves poly-stone bookends painted and shaped in the characters of the Harry Potter book series. Bookend characters include Harry Potter, Hedwig and Hermione, and Crookshank. These items were sold at elementary school fundraising programs and discount and dollar stores nationwide from June 2004 through January 2006 for between $3 and $28.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bookends away from children and return them to Giftco for a refund. For additional information, contact Giftco Inc. toll-free at (888) 448-6728 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at