Children's products with lead recalled

The following items are being recalled because they may contain excessive levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Units: About 250,000

Importer: Martin Designs Inc., of Ashland, Ohio

Description: The address books and journals have a SpongeBob SquarePants character on the front cover and a black metal spiral binding. The UPC numbers (80773007505 for the address book and 80773002260 and 80773075501 for the journal) are on the back covers.

Sold at: Retail stores from June 2006 through July 2007 for about$2.

Remedy: Remove the UPC as proof of ownership and contact Martin Designs for a refund.

Contact: Call 866-898-0261 or visit