|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 428-1153
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Bendable Dinosaur Toys Recalled by Kipp Brothers for Excessive Lead
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: Bendable Dinosaur Toys
Units: About 10,000
Distributor: Kipp Brothers, of Carmel, Ind.
Hazard: The recalled toys pose a risk of lead exposure to young children.
Description: The bendable dinosaur toys are about three inches long and come in brown, green or orange/green colors. While the toys were sold in boxes of 36, consumers may have received these products as a giveaway or promotional item from schools, libraries, churches, community groups, etc.
Sold in: The Kipp Brothers’ showroom, catalog and Web site from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $10 per box of 36.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately. Consumers can return the toy to the place of receipt for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kipp Brothers at (800) 428-1153 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at www.kipptoys.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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