Toys "R" Us Recalls "Elite Operations" Toy Sets Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2007
Release #07-127

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Toys "R" Us Recalls "Elite Operations" Toy Sets Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards

 

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: "Elite Operations" Toy Sets

Units: About 128,700

Importer/Retailer: Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.

Manufacturer: Toy Century Industrial Company Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: These toys contain high levels of lead in the paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also, the toys have sharp points, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three styles of "Elite Operations" brand toy sets. The military-style play sets contain light and sound vehicles, action figures and accessories. Models included in this recall are: Super Rigs Transport Vehicle (Item # 087286), Command Patrol Center (Item # 920625) and Troop Carrier (Item # 773967). The item numbers are located on the back of the packaging above the barcode. Toy sets sold prior to January 2006 are not included in this recall. No other "Elite Operations" brand toys are affected by this recall.

Sold at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com from January 2006 through early February 2007 for between $15 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the product to the nearest Toys "R" Us store for full credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toys "R" Us at (800) TOYSRUS (869-7787) between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.toysrus.com

 

Picture of Troop Carrier Recalled Toy Set

Picture of Command Patrol Center Recalled Toy Set

Picture of Super Rigs Transport Vehicle Recalled Toy Set