Mattel Issues Another Toy Recall

More Mattel and Fisher-Price toys were recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to potentially hazardous lead paint again. More bad publicity for toys made in China. Details for each recall are below.

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

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.

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 http://www.mattel.com/safety

Fisher-Price Recalls Geo Trax Locomotive Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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.

Name of Product: Geo Trax Locomotive Toys

Units: About 90,000

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

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves the Geo Trax Freightway Transport and Geo Trax Special Track Pack locomotive toys. These toys are red with yellow paint on the ladder and horn details. The recalled models were manufactured between July 31, 2006 and August 20, 2007 and have a date code between 212-6CK through 325-6CK or 001-7CK through 232-7CK marked on the bottom of the product. The packaging on the Freightway Transport model is marked H5705 and the packaging on the Special Track Pack model is marked K3013.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through August 2007 for between $3 and $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price. Consumers will need to return the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.

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

Mattel Recalls Various Barbie Accessory Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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.

Name of Product: Various Barbie Accessory Toys

Units: About 675,000

Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves various Barbie accessory toys that were manufactured between September 30, 2006 and August 20, 2007. The model names, product numbers and affected date code numbers are listed in the chart below. The product and date code numbers are printed on the largest component of the toy sets

  • Barbie® Dream Puppy House (lead paint on dog) – Product Number: J9485 – Date Code Number: 286-6JX through 365-6JX or 001-7JX through 232-7JX – (product number and date code are marked on the bottom of the house)
  • Barbie® Dream Kitty Condo™ Playset (lead paint on cat) – Product Number: J9486 – Date Code Number: 286-6JX through 365-6JX or 001-7JX through 232-7JX – (product number and date code are marked on the bottom of the house)
  • Barbie® Table and Chairs Kitchen Playset (lead paint on dog, chip platter, dinner plates) – Product Number: K8606 – Date Code Number: All – (product number is marked under the table)
  • Barbie® Bathtub and Toilet Playset (lead point on cat) – Product Number: K8607 – Date Code Number: All – (product number is marked under the tub)
  • Barbie® Living Room Playset (lead paint on cat) – Product Number: K8608 – Date Code Number: All – (product number is marked on the cushion label)
  • Barbie® Desk and Chair Bedroom Playset (lead paint on dog) – Product Number: K8609 – Date Code Number: All – (product number is marked under the desk)
  • Barbie® Living Room Playset (lead paint on purse) – Product Number: K8613 – Date Code Number: All – (product number is marked under the table)

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel for instructions on how to receive a free replacement toy of equal value.

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

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