Reflections of Magic Mirrors Recalled Due to Impact, Laceration HazardsJul 27, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Lyne Yi International has recalled about 600 “Reflections of Magic” Hanging Mirrors imported by the Bradford Exchange Ltd., of Niles, Illinois. The recall has been issued because the metal plate used for hanging the mirror can become detached and cause the mirror to fall, posing an impact or laceration hazard to consumers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
To date, 10 reports were received of metal plate detachment from the mirrors while hanging on the wall. One consumer reported being cut while cleaning up the broken mirror.
The “Reflections of Magic” mirror is oval mirror and measures 29 inches high and 26 inches wide. The mirror has a border decorated with animated characters and its SKU number 01-4326-001 can be found on the package. The recalled Reflections of Magic mirrors were sold through the Bradford Exchange, Ltd. mail order catalogue and direct mail, and the collectiblestoday.com Web site from November 2008 through March 2009 for about $165.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the mirrors with loose hanging devices immediately and contact the Bradford Exchange for instructions and to receive a refund. The Bradford Exchange can be reached toll-free at 1-866-903-2755 Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Central Time or by logging on at: www.collectiblestoday.com
The recalled Reflections of Magic mirror was manufactured in China. In recent years, imports from China have been at the center of safety worries in the United States and other countries. For instance, there was a heparin contamination with a counterfeit ingredient that was implicated in dozens of deaths in the U.S., and hundreds of serious reactions both here and abroad. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also issued recalls of several foods imported from China that may have been tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. Melamine tainted dairy products hospitalized thousands of children in that country.
We have also long been reporting that despite federal lead standards and that many consider lead poisoning to be one of the most important chronic environmental illnesses affecting children today, toys—many imported from China—continue to be made with elements that exceed federal standards and that could pose serious, sometimes fatal, health concerns.