On May 27, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Colleen Karis Designs of Los Angeles, Calif., announced a safety recall of approximately 380 All-Star Basketball Chair and Ottoman Sets, after black paint on product lettering was found to contain unsafe levels of lead which are in excess of federal lead paint standards.
The recall affects all basketball-shaped orange and brown chairs that were sold with a matching ottoman, available in HomeGoods stores nationwide from February 2009 through April 2010 for about $50. "All-Star" is printed on both sides of the chair in black ink, and a black stripes runs down the length of both the chair and the ottoman. A tag on the bottom of the chair reads "Colleen Karis Designs."
Consumers are advised to immediately remove the chair and ottoman sets from children's rooms and return the products to the manufacturer for a full refund. The company can be contacted at 866-278-7938 or online.