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FGX International Recalls Children’s Sunglasses Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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Recall Date: September 4, 2014

Recall Number: 14-268

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Children’s sunglasses

Hazard: Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

Remedy: Replace, Refund

Consumer Contact: Contact FGX International toll-free at (877) 227-0104 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fgxi.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 215,000

Description: This recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses. They come in a variety of colors and with printed images of characters on the frames. Click here to view a complete list of style numbers located inside the sunglasses’ left temple arm that are included in the recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/FGX-International-Recalls-Childrens-Sunglasses/

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these sunglasses away from children and return them to FGX International for a free replacement or refund, including free shipping and handling.

Sold at: Bon Ton, CVS, K-mart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and other retail stores nationwide from December 2013 to March 2014 for between $7 and $13.

Importer: FGX International Inc., of Smithfield, R.I.

Manufactured in: China

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