ALDI recalls Bee Happy 12 Days of Craft Advent Calendars

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The product contains levels of lead exceeding the federal lead paint ban

ALDI of Batavia, Ill, is recalling about 13 Bee Happy 12 Days of Craft Advent Calendars.

Surface paint on the brown bell found in “Day 10” of the advent calendar contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban, posing a risk of lead poisoning. Excessive levels of lead can be toxic or cause other health problems to young children if the paint is ingested. No incidents or illnesses are reported.

This recall involves the ALDI, Inc. Bee Happy 12 Days of Craft Advent Calendar that contains 12 separate crafting activities separated by days. The crafts include ornaments, stickers, slime, and other projects. The front of the box is illustrated as a house with multiple windows in a holiday setup.

The recalled bell is found in “Day 10” of the advent calendar as part of the Reindeer Bell Necklace craft.

The calendars, manufactured in China, were sold at one ALDI store in California (24270 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods) and one ALDI store in Alabama (7676 Highway 72, West Madison) in November 2021, for about $13.

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled advent calendars away from children and contact ALDI for a full refund.

Consumers may contact ALDI toll-free at (833) 460-2092 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.aldi.us. Consumers can click on “product recalls” at the bottom of the company's webpage for more information.

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