Recall: Lion and Piggy Banks from Oriental Trading Co.

Ceramic Banks Recalled by Oriental Trading Company Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Picture of Recalled Piggy Bank

Last week the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Oriental Trading Co. announced a voluntary recall 220,000 ceramic piggy and lion banks due to the yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the piggy bank is painted yellow with floral designs. The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane. The banks measure about 4 inches in length, 2.5 inches in width, and 3.5 inches in height. Only yellow banks with black plastic stoppers in the bottoms of the banks are being recalled. Banks with white or translucent stoppers are not being recalled.

Picture of Recalled Lion Bank

These banks are sold at and and through Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express catalogs from February 2003 through September 2010.

Consumers should immediately take these recalled ceramic banks away from children, discard them and contact Oriental Trading Company for information on receiving a refund or credit.  For additional information, contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime.

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