AAFES Recalls "Soldier Bear" Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The surface paint on the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2007
Release #08-141
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.

Toy DescriptionStyleUPC
Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagon (alphabet blocks in a wooden wagon) 6320 834162002158
Time Teacher (magnetic shapes & clock in pull cart) 6231 834162002646
Wooden Riding Horse 6349 834162003698
Vehicle Playset (blue military vehicle with action figures 1007 4895130810072

 

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

 

Picture of Recalled Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagon

Picture of Recalled Time Teacher

Picture of Recalled Wooden Riding Horse

Picture of Recalled Vehicle Playset