|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2009
Release # 10-061
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 678-7776
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toy Trucks Recalled by Variety Wholesalers 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: Super Rigs Play Sets
Units: About 700
Importer: Variety Wholesalers Inc., of Henderson, N.C.
Hazard: The toy truck’s surface coating contains high levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves "Super Rig Transport" toy truck with trailer and vehicles. The truck and trailer are multi-colored, holding two vehicles and two action figures. "Super Rigs Play Set" is labeled on the outside of the packaging. The box back has a bar code square with Item No. 67007, Made in China and Bar Code 6-98567-67007-3. The bottom of the trailer has an engraved code 45TNGO9.
Sold at: Discount stores in the Southeast from September 2009 through November 2009 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Variety Wholesalers at (800) 678-7776 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.vwstores.com
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