|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 224-4181
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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G.A. Gertmenian and Sons Recalls Toy Story 3 Bowling Game 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 Story 3 Bowling Game
Units: About 600
Importer: G.A. Gertmenian and Sons, LLC, of Los Angeles
Hazard: The red paint used on some bowling pins has been measured to be in excess of the maximum allowable level of 90 ppm, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: G.A. Gertmenian and Sons, LLC has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
Description: This recall affects Toy Story 3 Bowling Game Rugs with a batch marking of JA 148. The recalled item contains six white plastic bowling pins with two red stripes painted on the necks, one black plastic ball, and a 68 inch x 26 inch nylon game rug with a print of the character Buzz Lightyear on the front. The batch marking JA 148 appears on the bottom front of the packaging just above the bar code, and is also located on the tag attached to the rug.
Sold at: Walmart Stores in the U.S. between September 1, 2010 and September 25, 2010 for about $18.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bowling pins immediately and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement set.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact G.A. Gertmenian and Sons LLC toll-free at (888) 224-4181 between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm PT Monday through Friday. Consumers may also email Gertmenian@Gertmenian.com for instructions on receiving replacement bowling pins.
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
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