(WBNG Binghamton) Oriental Trading Company has recalled about 220,000 of its ceramic piggy and lion banks.
The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.
The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the piggy bank is painted yellow with floral designs.
The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane.
Only yellow banks with black plastic stoppers in the bottoms of the banks are being recalled.
Banks with white or translucent stoppers are not being recalled.
The banks were sold online at www.orientaltrading.com and www.funexpress.com and through Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express catalogs from February 2003 through September 2010 for between about $7 and $20 a dozen.
You should immediately take these recalled ceramic banks away from children, discard them and contact Oriental Trading Company for information on receiving a refund or credit.
For additional information, contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.orientaltrading.com