Recall Date: 2008-05-22
Recall: 4305 – 08285
Product Name: Toy Investments Toysmith Floppy Friends Horse Toys
Description: Floppy Friends Horse Toys Recalled by Toy Investments 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 May 22, 2008 Release #08-285 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 356-0474 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Floppy Friends Horse Toys Recalled by Toy Investments 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: Floppy Friends Horse Toys Units: About 300 Importer: Toy Investments Inc., d/b/a Toysmith, of Auburn, Wash. Hazard: Surface paint on the toy horse contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recalled horse toy has a push up base. When the base is pushed up, the toy horse is floppy. When released, the toy horse stands up straight. The horse is brown and white and the base is green with orange, red flowers and dark blue flowers. Sold at: Hobby stores, gas stations, gift shops and toy stores nationwide from February 2008 through April 2008 for about $4. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toy Investments Inc. at (800) 356-0474 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Website at www.toysmith.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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