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Giftco Recalls 36,000 Harry Potter Bookends

Giftco Inc. has recalled about 36,000 Harry Potter Bookends. The paint on the bookends contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.


The poly-stone bookends are painted and shaped in the characters of the Harry Potter book series. Bookend characters include Harry  Potter, Hedwig and Hermione, and Crookshank. The bookends were made in Hong Kong and sold at elementary school fundraising programs, discount and dollar stores nationwide from June 2004 through January 2006 for between $3 and $28.


Consumers should immediately take the recalled bookends away from children and return them to Giftco for a refund. For additional information, contact Giftco Inc. toll-free at (888) 448-6728 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit  the firm's Web site at


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