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Old 10-11-2007, 12:24 AM
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Exclamation BINDEEZ _ VERY DANGEROUS product recall

Hi guys im sorry if this is in the wrong place but didnt know where else to put it and felt it was very important if you have bought any of these that you should know that they are very dangerous!!

I bought the Bindeez Delux last week from Amazon and was told by a friend that she had read an article in the Telegraph and they give off fumes like the date rape drug!!!!!

I watched all news channels and didnt see any mention of this!!

Of course I immediately got in touch with Amazon and all Bindeez products are being recalled at no cost to the consumer. I also found out that Argos and Woolwoths have withdrawn them too .

If you, like me have bought these for christmas presents or have any of the beads DO NOT let your children play with them!!

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Old 10-11-2007, 9:53 AM
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Default Recall notice

Bindeez Consumer Update

Voluntary Precautionary Recall Notice
By Character Options Ltd
Recall Helpline: 0800 023 4529 (UK); 44 161 633 9808 (ROI)
Lines open 24 hours per day until November 13th and between 8.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday thereafter.
Character Options Ltd announces a voluntary precautionary recall of Bindeez products due to unauthorised chemical composition of some of the beads.
Name of Product: The recall applies to all products of Bindeez listed:
Product Code
Product Name
Bindeez Themed Pack
Bindeez Refill Pack
Bindeez Starter Pack
Bindeez Super Studio
Bindeez Themed Gift Set (Space/Ocean)
Bindeez Themed Gift Sets (Pony)
Bindeez Activity Pack (1000 beads)
Bindeez Activity Pack (750 beads)
Bindeez Pink Super Studio
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Bindeez Covermount
Bindeez Value Pack

Importer: Character Options Ltd, Oldham, OL4 5JL
Hazard: Some batches of the beads in the product shipped do not match the laboratory tested and approved formula. As a result, whilst not intended to be eaten, if ingested in large quantities may cause illness.
Incidents/injuries: No cases of illness have been reported within the UK and Eire.
Sold: In all major Retail Stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland from November 2006 to November 2007
Remedy: As a precaution, Consumers should immediately remove the beads from play and safely dispose of. Please dispose of the beads in a poly bag and put in with your domestic waste.
Replacement beads will only be available direct from Character Options and not from Point of Purchase
These replacement beads will be coated with Bitrex, a safe solution which on contact leaves a bitter taste; this is designed to dissuade children from placing the product in the mouth.
Please contact Character Options for free replacement beads on the above recall helpline, email us on or visit

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Old 10-11-2007, 1:19 PM
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thanks for the info , these were on my shopping list
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Old 10-11-2007, 1:30 PM
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hi there is more information on the shop but dont drop board, if you have already bought this product then phone up and they will send you replacement beads.
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