Schurman Retail Group of Fairfield, Calif., is recalling about 8,400 gift boxes sold in the U.S. and Canada.
Mold can be present on the boxes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in those with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.
The firm has received nine reports of respiratory irritation from contact with the boxes.
This recall involves decorative gift boxes constructed with metallic decorative paper coverings. The boxes are red, packaged in a clear cellophane sealed bag and have the phrase “VIVID handmade” printed on the bottom in gold-colored ink.
The boxes, manufactured in India, were sold at PAPYRUS, Paper Destiny and Carlton Cards Stores in October 2016 for between $5 and $7.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paper boxes and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Schurman Retail Group for instructions on how to return the product.
Consumers may contact Schurman Retail Group toll-free at 855-730-7998 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at www.papyrusonline.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.