Recall Date: 2007-11-08
Recall: 4089 – 08079
Product Name: Marvel Toys Curious George Birthday, Fireman, Sweet Dreams, Tool Time Plush Dolls
Description: Curious George Plush Dolls Recalled By Marvel Toys Due to Risk of Lead Exposure NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2007 Release #08-079 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 352-2064 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Curious George Plush Dolls Recalled By Marvel Toys Due to Risk of Lead Exposure 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: Curious George Plush Dolls Units: About 175,000 Manufacturer: Marvel Toys, of New York, N.Y. Hazard: Surface paint on the toy’s plastic face and construction hat contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves Curious George 12-inch plush dolls with a plastic face. The dolls are dressed to represent five various themes: birthday, fireman, sweet dreams, tool time and tool time with a soft face. The plush dolls were sold with a Curious George storybook or activity book. The following product and SKU numbers are printed on the packaging. Birthday 90253/ 8-83199-90253-5 Fireman 90246/ 8-83199-90246-7 Sweet Dreams 90247/ 8-83199-90247-4 Tool Time 90251/ 8-83199-90251-1 Tool Time (soft face) 90251/ 8-83199-90251-1 Sold at: Toy and discount department stores nationwide from December 2005 through August 2007 for about $15. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Marvel Toys to receive a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marvel Toys at (800) 352-2064 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regcen.com/curiousgeorge
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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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