Let's Celebrate Easter With A Lead Contamination Recall!

The CPSC would like you to know that the Hobby Lobby has a couple easter-themed recalls.

13,000 easter egg tops and camoflage easter eggs are contaminated with lead paint and pose a poisoning hazard to children who handle them.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled Camouflage Eggs and the Spinning Egg Tops away from children and contact Hobby Lobby to receive a $3 exchange card that can be used toward the purchase of any other products sold at Hobby Lobby stores.

Happy Easter!

Hobby Lobby Stores Recalls Easter Egg Containers and Spinning Egg Tops Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard [CPSC]

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  1. Ninjastorm66 says:

    I saw these at a Town & Country supermarket yesterday. Are the lead ones a Hobby Lobby exclusive, or are all the camo-eggs from this brand toxic?

  2. loueloui says:

    I find it highly suspicious that some of the more recent recalls seem to have been issued mostly too late for any product to be returned or unsold I.E. the Sees candy recall on February 13th and now this.

  3. bohemian says:

    Hobby Lobby had a lead recall right before Halloween on a treat bucket IIRC.

    Some of Hobby Lobby’s offerings are dollar store scary.

  4. hi says:

    YAY!

  5. ChuckECheese says:

    Rather than deal with these bothersome recalls, I think people should continue to buy their children toys from China–just don’t allow your kids to play with them or touch them.

  6. Greasy Thumb Guzik says:

    The good xtians that run Hobby Lobby only sold the lead filled crap to non-xtians & others that work on Sunday.
    They’re trying to get rid of the rest of us

  7. PirateSmurf says:

    @ChuckECheese: here is one better, just dont buy items made in China, wait is that possible.

    I am confused when ever happened to the pride of “Made in the USA”?

  8. Keeping with the spirit of Easter, good on them.

  9. Triborough says:

    The easiest way to avoid something that has the potential of having lead is avoid anything that says “Made in China” on it. It also has the added benefit of not putting money into the repressive Chinese system so it can continue to repress people and occupy Tibet.

  10. jamar0303 says:

    @Triborough: Yep, and they’re not hard to find either. At the risk of dragging this off-topic I am completely happy with my 100% Made in Japan Panasonic laptop.

  11. Misztrez_Mish says:

    Lead in the plastic eggs, you say… What happened to the good old days when there was a Peep or a quarter inside? :(

  12. Rachacha says:

    @loueloui: The problem is that the CPSC (and other federal agencies) must negotiate EVERY WORD of the press release that announces the recall. It is sort of a double edged sword. By allowing the manufacturer or retailer to negotiate the press release, the company is generally willing to cooperate with CPSC and voluntarily recall the product. If the company does not cooperate, then it takes a vote by a quorum of the commission to force a recall, as well as other many hoops that the CPSC is required to do when they invoke a mandatory recall. All these hoops would push the recall of plastic easter eggs to sometime around July 4. Most voluntary recalls (where the company cooperates) can be turned around and announced in about 2-3 weeks after the CPSC is made aware of an issue.

  13. RagingTowers says:

    Whoever thought making Camo Easter Eggs is just an asshole…

  14. Tansis says:

    I’ll trade you some Camo Easter Eggs for your Peeps on alchohol and cigarettes. [www.peepresearch.org]

  15. snoop-blog says:

    @Greasy Thumb Guzik: yeah what they can’t hire a shift of athiests to work sundays? that’s probably why their crap is so expensive, they have to make up for that one day that everyone goes to jeffrey allens.