Toy Police Cars Recalled by TCB Imports Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The red paint on the toy cars contains excess levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2008
Release #08-412

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 674-5497
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Toy Police Cars Recalled by TCB Imports 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: Toy Police Cars

Units: About 3,000

Importer: TCB Imports, of Vernon, California

Hazard: The red paint on the toy cars contains excess levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves toy police cars with a friction function. When the toy car is pushed forward, the car builds momentum. When released, the car moves forward on its own. The cars were sold in red/white and purple/white color combinations. The cars measure 8 inches by 4 inches by 4 ½ inches. Item number TF820 is printed on the product’s packaging.

Sold at: Dollar and discount stores nationwide from May 2008 through August 2008 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TCB Imports, Inc. at (888) 674-5497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.tcbimports.com

 

Picture of Recalled Toy Car