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Children's Greeting Cards with Bracelets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

About 174,000 Papyrus brand greeting cards with bracelets have been recalled. The surface paint coating on the bracelets sold with greeting cards contain excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Papyrus brand children's greeting cards sold with an attached wooden bead bracelet. The front of the card says "Happy Birthday To You" and includes an attached bead in the shape of a heart with the word "smile" printed on it. The colorful bracelet includes wooden beads with one in the shape of a butterfly. The back of the greeting card reads, "BD 63401 | © Jean Card & Gift Company" and the card insert reads, "USA $6.95 | CAN $10.50 | Made in China | © Jean Card & Gift Company" and includes UPC number 734524634013 in the lower right hand corner.

The recalled cards were sold at card stores and other retailers from February 2004 to September 2009 for about $7.

Consumers should immediately stop using the bracelet and contact Schurman Fine Papers for instructions on how to receive a refund.

For additional information, contact Schurman Fine Papers at (888) 990-9095 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10128.html.

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