Children's Rain Ponchos with Drawstrings Recalled by Daiso, LLC.; Garments Have Drawstrings, Pose Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below,  today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

Name of Product: Children's Rain Ponchos
                              UPC# 4531762009162 (Yellow)
                              UPC# 4947678296723 (Blue)
Units: About 48 units
Importer: Daiso, LLC. of Burlingame, California.
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled rain ponchos are yellow  with a drawstring in the hood.  The outside packaging is in the Japanese language.
Sold at: Daiso retail stores from February 1, 2007 through  November 30.2007  for $1.50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the rain ponchos to eliminate the hazard.
Customer Contact by recalled: For additional information, call Daiso, LLC. toll-free at (888)  580-8841(10:00am-5:00 pm PST and Monday to Friday) or visit the firm's Web site at www.daisorecall.com

Children's Jewelry Recalled By Daiso Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

Name of product: Children's Jewelry
Units: About 50 pieces
Importer: Daiso Seattle LLC, of Lynnwood, Wash.
Hazard: The jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves children's bracelets and Zodiac-sign necklaces. The necklaces have a black, non-metal cord and a silver rectangular pendant. An abstract design and a zodiacal name is printed on the front. The bracelets have a black, non-metal cord and plastic beads. Silver pendants shaped as a knife, cupid, sun, heart and bird wings are sold with the bracelets. The jewelry has UPC numbers 984343144040 (necklace) and 947678164466 (bracelet) printed on the back label.
Sold at: Daiso retail stores in Washington state from October 2007 through December 2007 for about $2
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the jewelry from young children and return the item to the store where purchased for a full refund. 
Consumer Contact by recalled: For additional information, contact Daiso LLC toll-free at (888) 580-8841 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.daisorecall.com.
Children's stuffed toys Recalled by Daiso, LLC. Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below,  today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

Name of Product: Stuffed Dog toy
Units: About 40 Units
Importer: Daiso, LLC. of Burlingame, California.
Hazard: The toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.  Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled toys are stuffed toy dogs come in a crame color.  Some of the toys have a brown spot on the back.  A tag attached to the toy is in the Japanese language with the following UPC codes:  4947678264166 and 4947678246063.
Sold at: Daiso retail stores from Oct.2007 through Dec.2007 for about $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the toys and return them to any Daiso retail store for a full refund.
Customer Contact by recalled: For additional information, call Daiso, LLC. toll-free at (888) 580-8841 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.daisorecall.com <http://www.daisorecall.com>

Wooden Toys Recalled by Daiso Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Wooden Toys
Units:About 430
Importer:  Daiso California LLC, of Burlingame, Calif.
Hazard: The toys have small parts that can break and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves four models of Daiso wooden toys including Penguin Handbell, Pull Doll, Alligator Pull Toy and Rolling Animals. The Penguin Handbell has a small metal bell inside its hollow interior. The Pull Doll's limbs move up and down when the string is pulled. The Alligator Pull Toy is green and yellow will move in an undulating fashion when pulled. The Rolling Animals are in the forms of a dog, rabbit, cat and mice, and their tails are connected to their bodies by metal springs. Daiso is printed on the product's packaging.
Sold at: Daiso stores in California from December 2008 through May 2009 for between $1 and $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Daiso for a free replacement toy or a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Daiso toll free at (888) 580-8841 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms' Web site at www.daisorecall.com <http://www.daisorecall.com>.
Daiso Recalls Children's Toys, Purses and Pen Cases Due to Violation of Lead Paint and Phthalate Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product:  Children's Toys, Purses and Pen Cases
Units:About 130
Importer: Daiso California LLC, of Burlingame, Calif.
Hazard: The surface paint on the balancing toys and zippers of the purses and pen cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. The inflatable baseball bat toys contain excessive levels of DEHP, violating the federal phthalate standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves balancing toys in the shape of dragonflies, children's purses in the shape of the head of a lion, frog or bear, children's purses with rainbow stripes, children's pen cases shaped like a piece of candy with stitching cool ice cream,sweet cake,or fad hamburger on the front, and inflatable baseball bats with Home Run printed on the side. Daiso is printed on the product's packaging.
Sold at: Daiso stores in California from March 2008 through May 2009 for between $1 and $4.
Manufactured in: China and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Daiso for a free replacement product or a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Daiso toll-free at (888) 580-8841 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms' Web site at www.daisorecall.com <http://www.daisorecall.com>.
March 1, 2010

RE:  PRODUCT SAFETY RECALLS

Dear Valued Daiso Customer;

As you may have recently learned, Daiso has voluntarily recalled several toys and children's products and is restructuring its product safety program as part of a renewed commitment to Daiso customers.  Recent changes in U.S. consumer product safety laws have created extreme challenges for all companies, and in some cases products were sold that comply with Japanese product safety laws, but did not meet all U.S. requirements.  We are aware of no incidents or injuries involving these products, but we deeply regret these events, and we want to tell you what we are doing about it. 

First, Daiso is conducting a voluntary recall of several specific products in the following item groups:

1.Children's wooden toys; due to small parts and potential choking hazards;
2.Children's toys, coin purses and pen cases; due to lead in paint and phthalates;
3.Children's stuffed animal toys; due to small parts and potential choking hazards;
4.Children's jewelry (bracelets and necklaces); due to high levels of lead; and
5.Children's rain ponchos; due to drawstring in hood, posing as a strangulation hazard.

If you believe you may have purchased one of the recalled products, please log on to our recall information website, www.daisorecall.com, for more information about each item.  If you own one of the recalled items, please immediately remove it from your child's use and properly dispose of it, or return it to Daiso for a refund of the purchase price.  You may return recalled items to any Daiso retail store or arrange for post-paid shipping by calling our toll-free recall hotline at (888) 580-8841 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday. 

Second, Daiso has voluntarily withdrawn its stock of toys and children's products from all of our U.S. stores on a temporary basis, and we will not reintroduce them until we have implemented a comprehensive new product quality and safety program.  Our new program, which has been developed in cooperation with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, involves our suppliers, shippers, outside safety consultants and one of the world's largest independent testing laboratories, which has been certified by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to test toys, children's products and other consumer products, to ensure that our products comply with all applicable governmental regulations and industry standards for safety.

Thank you for your patronage and support.  Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you.  Daiso is committed to quality and to the safety of its customers, and we hope to regain your trust and confidence in our products through our most diligent actions in implementing our new and comprehensive product safety program.  Please call our toll-free number if you have any questions.

Sincerely yours,


Daiso