On February 2, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Schurman Fine Papers announced a voluntary recall of approximately 174,000 Papyrus brand children’s greeting cards. The bracelets sold with certain greeting cards contain excessive amounts of lead which can be harmful if ingested by children. The product violates federal lead paint safety standards.
The recall affects Papyrus brand children’s greeting cards sold with a wooded bracelet featuring heart and butterfly beads. The front of the card reads, “Happy Birthday To You,” and the back reads “BD 63401 | ©Jean Card & Gift Company.” The UPC number 734524634013 can be found in the lower right corner of the card insert.
The recalled cards were sold in card stores and other retailers in the U.S. and Canada from February 2004 through September 2009.
Consumers are advised to stop using the bracelets immediately and contact Schurman Fine Papers at 888-990-9095 to receive a full refund.