August 21, 2007
Hampton Direct Recalls Magnetic Toy Train Sets Due to Lead Exposure Risk
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Magnetic Toy Train Sets
Units: About 27,000
Importer: Hampton Direct, of Williston, Vt.
Hazard: The paint on the trains contains excessive amounts of lead, posing a risk of lead exposure to young children.
Description: This recall involves Magnetic Alphabet and Number train sets. The train sets include a wooden engine, caboose, letters and numbers. The miniature train sets are sold in a rainbow of colors and have either a letter or number attached to the top of a base with four wooden wheels. The alphabet train set contains 28 pieces, and the number train set contains 12 pieces. Each car in the train set is 2 ½ x 2 ½ x 2 inches in size.
Sold by: Johnson Smith Company, The Paragon Gifts Inc., and Starcrest Products of California catalogues nationwide from December 2005 through July 2007 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using and dispose of the recalled trains. Consumers of record of these three above catalogues will receive a letter in the mail with further information on how to obtain a free replacement train.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hampton Direct at (800) 208-4050 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hamptondirect.co - consumers can also e-mail the firm at email@example.com
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