High Levels of Lead Prompt Recall of Pink Giraffe Purse

High Levels of Lead Prompt Recall of Pink Giraffe Purse
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September 2, 2015

That smiling giraffe you see is not as friendly as it appears.

Imagine Nation Books is recalling a line of pink giraffe animal purses due to a safety hazard. The red paint on the bag's zipper contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal standard.

The purse measures about 16 inches high by 14 inches long, has brown spots and brown feet, and a red zipper down the center of the back. There is a sewn-in tag inside the zipper pouch that reads "MADE IN CHINA."

A hang-tag attached to the purse has "JEWELRY is fun, LEAD COMPLIANT" on the front and "WARNING: Not for Children under 3 years old," "www.jewelryisfun.com," and item number "CHJF10032AST" on the back. No other color combinations are included in this recall.

Imagine Nation is recalling more than 600 purses. No incidents have been reported as a result of the excess lead.

The bags were sold by Imagine Nation Books dealers nationwide at book fairs held at corporate offices and hospitals from July 2014 through March 2015 for between $5 and $6.

Consumers should immediately take these recalled purses away from young children and contact Imagine Nation Books for instructions on returning the purse for a full refund. The company can be reached at (800) 917-0213.