|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|March 24, 1987
|Release # 87-020
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Enesco Imports Corporation, Elk Grove Village, Illinois today announced the recall of a Wood Toy Train and Toy Chest Music Box because of excess lead in the paint on these items.
The wood Toy Train and Toy Chest Music Box were tested for lead in the paint by the State of Ohio Department of Public Health as part of a cooperative program with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Testing indicated that the paint on the Wood Toy Train contained 1.5% lead, and the paint on the Toy Chest Music Box contained 3.0% lead. CPSC safety requirements limit the amount of lead in paint to no more than 0.06%. The Wood Train, Item #300403, consists of a locomotive and two cars. The train is approximately 10 l/2" long and is painted green, blue, red, yellow, gold and white and is sold in a red box labeled in part "ENESCO Wood Toy Train, Taiwan, R.O.C." .
The Toy Chest Music Box, Item A315427, is a music box with a drum shaped base with a boy on top opening a toy chest. The unit is approximately 6" in diameter and 6" high and is painted various colors. It is sold in a red box labeled in part "ENESCO, Boy Opening Toy Box Action Musical, Taiwan, R.O.C."
Approximately 900 of the Wood Trains and 900 of the Toy Chest. Music Boxes have been sold nationwide since 1986. Neither the Consumer Product Safety Commission nor Enesco have received any reports of lead poisoning from either of these toys.
Consumers should stop using these items and discard them or return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund. Retailers should remove both items from sale immediately and return them to Enesco Imports Corporation, One Enesco Plaza, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007.
Anyone wishing additional information may contact Enesco Imports Corporation at 312-640-5200.
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