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FUNTASTIC pulls fake teeth

Texas-based FUNTASTIC is recalling about 26,000 pairs of fake teeth because they contain high amounts of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The recall affects two-pack Hillbilly Teeth marked with the item number 2657 sold in U.S. stores from March 2005 through March 2008 for about $2 US.

The teeth were made in China.

High amounts of lead can harm the nervous system, kidneys and other major organs. Anemia, a decline in red blood cells, can occur, as well as damage the nervous system which may impair mental function. At worst, lead poisoning can cause seizures or death.

No adverse health effects have been reported.

Consumers should take the products away from children and return them to the company for a refund.

Recall notice

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