Recall Date: 2007-09-26
Recall: 3738 – 07310
Product Name: RC2 Britain’s Knights of the Sword Series Toys
Description: RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2007 Release #07-310 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard 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: Britain’s “Knights of the Sword” Series Toys Units: About 800 Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill. Hazard: Surface paints on the toy knights contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The three recalled silver knight toys are mounted on red horses sold individually in see-through blister cards. “Britains” and “Knights of the Sword” are printed on the top of the card in the packaging. The recalled toys include a mounted silver knight on a red horse with an axe; a mounted silver knight on a red horse with two hands on a raised weapon; and a mounted silver knight on a red horse with a lance. Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2004 through March 2006 for about $8. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 to receive a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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