Dunkin Donuts is in the hot seat after recalling 1 million Pink and Orange Glow Sticks for choking hazards, reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Chinese-made sticks were given away free from September 2007 through October 2007 presumably as a Halloween trick.
The “sticks are not properly labeled to warn consumers that the cap and lanyard can detach, posing a choking hazard,” CPSC says. “Additionally, the lanyard poses a strangulation hazard to young children.”
It seems ’tis the season for Halloween recalls. Albert’s is recalling 55,000 Skull Pails Filled with Halloween Candy Mix because the paint on the eyes, nose and teeth of the skull contains excessive levels of lead. The skulls were sold from September 2007 through October 2007 and were made in China.
When you consider that lead poisoning causes brain damage, the toxic paint was appropriately advertised on a skull. (Sorry for the ghoulish humor; the whole thing really isn’t funny.)