Recall Date: 2007-07-18
Recall: 3664 – 07239
Product Name: AAFES Soldier Bear Brand Dinosaur, Animal, Vehicle Toy Sets
Description: AAFES Expands Recall of “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
July 18, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 866-3605
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
AAFES Expands Recall of “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: Soldier Bear Brand Toy Sets
Units: About 13,000 (about 3,000 Invincibles Transport Converter Toy Sets were recalled on May 23, 2007)
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, dinosaurs and animals 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 various action figures, dinosaurs, animals and vehicles. The style number, Universal Product Code and Soldier Bear logo are printed on the product’s packaging.
Toy Set Style Code UPC # H.E.R.O.E.S. Dino Mega Cruiser 00047 4 98567 00047 4 Dinosaur Adventure Set (two styles) 91068 91074 6 98567 91068 1 6 98567 91074 2 Wild Animal Adventure Set 91074 6 98567 91074 2 H.E.R.O.E.S. Vehicle Play Set (three styles: military, police and fire rescue) 85939 6 98567 85939 3
Sold at: AAFES stores worldwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for between $5
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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