Recall Date: 2008-01-24
Recall: 4189 – 08174
Description: Toy Wooden Block and Train Sets Recalled By Christmas Tree Shops 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 January 24, 2008 Release #08-174 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 287-3232 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Toy Wooden Block and Train Sets Recalled By Christmas Tree Shops 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: Big Wooden Blocks and Jumbo Wooden Train Sets Units: About 15,000 Retailer: Christmas Tree Shops, of South Yarmouth, Mass. Manufacturer: First Learning Company Ltd., of Hong Kong Hazard: Surface paint on some pieces of the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The Big Wooden Blocks contain 30 or 60 colorful block pieces in 11 geometric shapes. The Jumbo Wooden Train Sets contain 70 wooden pieces including trees, stop and railroad crossing signs, a red wooden engine and green train cars. The following style numbers and UPC numbers are printed on the packaging of the toys: Toy Description Style # UPC # Big Wooden Learning Blocks – 30 pieces 7210 14559211 Big Wooden Learning Blocks – 60 pieces 7211 14559235 70 piece Jumbo Wooden Train Sets 13275A 14217340 Manufactured in: China Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions from October 2006 through November 2007 for between $4 and $20. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return the toys to any Christmas Tree Shop to receive a refund. Consumer Contact: Contact: For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops at (888) 287-3232 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.christmastreeshops.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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