Recall Date: 2007-05-23
Recall: 3624 – 07193
Description: AAFES Recalls “Soldier Bear” Toy Sets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2007
Recall Hotline: (800) 866-3605
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: There has been an expansion of this recall.
AAFES Recalls “Soldier Bear” Toy Sets Due to Lead Poisoning 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Invincibles Transport Converters Toy Sets
Units: About 3,000
Importer/Retailer: AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) of Dallas, Texas
Manufacturer: Toy Century Industrial Ltd. of Hong Kong
Hazard: Surface paints on the toy action figures contain 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 toy sets with multiple action figures and vehicles. The model number (88931), Universal Product Code (6 98567 88931 4) and Soldier Bear logo are printed on the product’s packaging. The back of the action figures are marked with letters “TC-ST.”
Sold at: AAFES stores worldwide from August 2006 through April 2007 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the product to the nearest AAFES store for full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call AAFES at (800) 866-3605 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.aafes.com
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