March 21, 2008
Jefferson City, Mo. — With Easter only two days away, Attorney General Jay Nixon says Missouri consumers should be aware of a recall announced just today of Easter-related items sold at Hobby Lobby stores.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of about 13,000 Camouflage Eggs and Spinning Egg Top Toys sold at Hobby Lobby because the paint on the Chinese-made toys contains excessive amounts of lead. The toys were sold from January 2008 until this month. There are 15 Hobby Lobby store locations in Missouri, according to the company’s Web site.
Consumers are urged to immediately take the toys away from children and contact Hobby Lobby to receive an exchange card to use on other products. The toll-free number for Hobby Lobby is 800-326-7931 and the Web site is www.hobbylobby.com/recall/home.cfm.
A complete list of recalled toys and other children’s products can be found at ago.mo.gov, the Web site of the Missouri Attorney General. The listings also cover food, drugs, vehicles, tires and other consumer products. Nixon launched a recall clearinghouse page on his Web site last summer to help consumers track recalls from several different federal agencies.