WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the Schurman Retail Group, today announced a voluntary recall of 2012 PAPYRUS Signature Collection Tree. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 2012 PAPYRUS Signature Collection Tree
Units: About 455 in the U.S. and about 75 in Canada
Importer: Schurman Retail Group of Fairfield, Calif.
Manufacturer: Idianale Inc./Dekokraft, Inc., of Pasig City, Philippines.
Hazard: The presence of Aspergillus mold spores were discovered on the products, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or who have impaired immune systems.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled decorative tree is made of a metallic-looking resin and painted red with a gold base and raised gold and red embellishments. It stands 17 inches high and is packaged in a decorative box made of heavy paperstock, distressed painting finish and jeweled lid details. The UPC code, 9000165441, can be found on the back of the product's hangtag with the PAPYRUS logo or on a label on the bottom of the box.
Sold at: PAPYRUS stores in the U.S. and Canada September 2012 to November 2012 for about $54.
Manufactured in: Philippines
Remedy: Consumers should immediately put the tree in a container return it and the decorative box to their nearest PAPYRUS or contact Schurman Retail Group for instructions on how to return the product.
Consumer Contact: Schurman Retail Group toll free at (855) 730-7998 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.papyrusonline.com and click on Recalls for more information.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1742
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13081.html