|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Target Recalls Anima Bamboo Collection Games Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
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: Anima – Bamboo Collection Games
Units: About 5,000
Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturer: HaPe International Ltd., of Ningbo, China
Hazard: The toys in the bamboo game sets could contain lead paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Anima-Bamboo Collection Games. The games contain 38 bamboo pads, four ghosts, and one dice. The product's packaging is an orange box with the words "Anima" and "BAMBOO Collection Games" are printed on each side.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from December 2006 through April 2007 for $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the game away from children and return them to the nearest Target store for full refund, including applicable sales tax.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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