|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2008
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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
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