September 26, 2007
Guidecraft Inc. is recalling about 10,000 children's puppet theaters. Surface paints on the puppet theaters wooden panels contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
The recalled puppet theater has a chalkboard surface on the front and colored side panels. The puppet theater measures about 35 inches in length, 14 inches in width and about 52 inches in height.
The theaters were sold at specialty toy stores, gift shops, catalogs and Web sites nationwide from June 2006 through August 2007 for about $90. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled puppet theaters away from children and contact Guidecraft to receive a replacement theater or another product of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guidecraft toll-free at (888) 824-1308 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.guidecraft.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).