Fisher-Price Recalls Bongo Band Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children's toys.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2007
Release #07-303
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 496-8330
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Fisher-Price Recalls Bongo Band 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: Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys

Units: About 8,900

Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children's toys.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled toys have two bongos, including one with a yellow and green plastic drum base with a blue drum surface. The other bongo is yellow and green plastic drum base with an orange drum surface with “It’s a Big, Big World” printed on it. The toys were sold with animal shaped accessories including a monkey, bird, tambourine and drum stick. The toys have product number K9343 inside the orange drum. A date code between 139-7SH and 232-7SH is printed on the drum’s orange ring surface. Bongo Band toys included in this recall must have both the product number and date code.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for instructions on returning the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mattel.com/safety

Picture of Recalled Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toy