CPSC: More Toy Recalls by Mattel and Fisher-Price | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Three new toy recalls by Mattel and Fisher-Price were recently announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Approximately 775,000 units were determined to have excessive lead content and subsequently were involved in the most recent recalls.

The News Releases issued by CPSC on September 4, 2007 are quoted below in their entirety.

“NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 4, 2007Release #07-301

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 496-8330CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Mattel Recalls Various Barbie Accessory 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.

Name of Product: Various Barbie Accessory Toys

Units: About 675,000

Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves various Barbie accessory toys that were manufactured between September 30, 2006 and August 20, 2007. The model names, product numbers and affected date code numbers are listed in a chart on CPSC’s web site. The product and date code numbers are printed on the largest component of the toy sets.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel for instructions on how to receive a free replacement toy of equal value.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel’s Fisher-Price hotline at (888) 496-8330 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mattel.com/safety

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products and a chart of model names, product numbers and affected date code numbers, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07301.html

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NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 4, 2007Release #07-302

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 496-8330CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fisher-Price Recalls Geo Trax Locomotive 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.

Name of Product: Geo Trax Locomotive Toys

Units: About 90,000

Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the Geo Trax Freightway Transport and Geo Trax Special Track Pack locomotive toys. These toys are red with yellow paint on the ladder and horn details. The recalled models were manufactured between July 31, 2006 and August 20, 2007 and have a date code between 212-6CK through 325-6CK or 001-7CK through 232-7CK marked on the bottom of the product. The packaging on the Freightway Transport model is marked H5705 and the packaging on the Special Track Pack model is marked K3013.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through August2007 for between $3 and $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price. Consumers will need to return the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.mattel.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07302.html

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NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 4, 2007Release #07-303

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 496-8330CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fisher-Price Recalls Bongo Band 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.

Name of Product: Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys

Units: About 8,900

Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children’s toys.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled toys have two bongos, including one with a yellow and green plastic drum base with a blue drum surface. The other bongo is yellow and green plastic drum base with an orange drum surface with “It’s a Big, Big World” printed on it. The toys were sold with animal shaped accessories including a monkey, bird, tambourine and drum stick. The toys have product number K9343 inside the orange drum. A date code between 139-7SH and 232-7SH is printed on the drum’s orange ring surface. Bongo Band toys included in this recall must have both the product number and date code.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for instructions on returning the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at(888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mattel.com/safety.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07303.html

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