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PEWTER CUPS RECALLED

 PEWTER CUPS RECALLED
 WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Shirley Pewter Shop,


based in Williamsburg, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has announced a voluntary recall of two styles of pewter baby cups recently tested and found to exceed new FDA guidelines for leachable lead which poses potential harm to a child using the cups daily for weeks to months. According to the FDA, use of the cups on a regular basis presents a potential effect on neurobehavioral and learning ability development, and if used several times daily, could result in the need for medical care. The cups may be returned directly to Shirley Pewter for a full and immediate refund.
 The recall includes two variations of a 4-ounce baby cup (catalog No. 218 and No. 219, boy and girl baby cups). The cups can be identified by the fluted shape, hand-hammered interior and horizontal etching at the base and lip of the cup. The boy cup has a smooth scroll handle, while the girl cup has a more elaborate, scalloped handle.
 The firm estimates that there are 650 boy and girl pewter cups in the hands of customers. In addition to withdrawing cups from retail channels, Shirley Pewter has asked that all owners return their cup to Shirley Pewter for a full refund, including postage cost. The cups should be shipped to Shirley Pewter, 1205 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23185. Individuals with questions about any Shirley Pewter product or this recall are invited to call Shirley Pewter at 804-229-1378.
 According to the company's president, Mr. Shirley Robertson: "As a successful family-run business for over 45 years, we fully understand our obligations to the public and their continued confidence in our products. This action is an important and necessary step which we have taken to retain that trust."
 Robertson pointed out that other items in the Shirley Pewter product line, including additional baby cup designs, were within the new FDA guidelines.
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 /CONTACT: Walter D. Kelley Jr. for Shirley Pewter Shop, 804-628-5588/ CO: Shirley Pewter Shop ST: Virginia IN: SU:


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