|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|October 2, 2008
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Distributor: John Jaques & Son Ltd., of Edenbridge, England
Hazard: The darts in the games pose a puncture hazard to young children. Lawn darts were banned in December 1988 to protect children from skull, face and eye puncture wounds.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled lawn dart game includes four projectiles, each consisting of a 14 3/4" bamboo shaft, four fins, and a wooden tip.
Sold at: Kensington Trading Company online and Hammacher Schlemmer online from March 2006 through July 2008 for about $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Parents should immediately stop young children from playing with the recalled games and contact the firm to receive a refund. John Jaques & Son and Hammacher Schlemmer are contacting customers directly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 374-8881 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jaqueslondon.com