Children’s Sunglasses Recalled by Axiom Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

January 15, 2009
Release #09-097

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 262-0599
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Children’s Sunglasses

Units: About 5,300

Importer: Axiom International Inc., of Billings, Mont.

Hazard: Surface paint on the recalled sunglasses can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The two tone sunglasses come in Spiderweb Blue and Spiderweb Red with a spider web etched in between the eyes and “”Made in China”” engraved on the right-hand side of the frame.

Sold by: Party stores, discount dollar stores, and hardware stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2008 for between $1 and $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sunglasses away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Axiom at (800) 262-0599 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at


Originally Posted on: 1/23/2009
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