|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 866-3605
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
AAFES Recalls "Soldier Bear" 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Soldier Bear Toys
Units: About 11,400
Importer/Retailer: AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service), of Dallas, TX
Manufacturer: First Learning Company Ltd, of Hong Kong (wooden toys)
Manufacturer: Toy World Group Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong (military vehicle toy play set)
Hazard: The surface paint on the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the following wooden toys and a plastic military vehicle toy playset. The style number, UPC codes and "Soldier Bear" logo are printed on the toy's packaging.
|Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagon (alphabet blocks in a wooden wagon)
|Time Teacher (magnetic shapes & clock in pull cart)
|Wooden Riding Horse
|Vehicle Playset (blue military vehicle with action figures
Sold at: AAFES stores worldwide from August 2006 through October 2007 for between $5 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return them to the nearest AAFES store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AAFES at (800) 866-3605 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.AAFES.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
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.
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