|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|March 24, 1986
|Release # 86-021
Wooden Toy Horses Recalled Because Of Lead Poisoning Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Reeves International, Pequannock, New Jersey, today announced a voluntary recall of the Woodworks Lace Up Horse, item #203, because of the danger of lead poisoning to children. Since 1983, approximately 550 of these wooden toy horses have been sold for approximately $5.00 each through stores nationwide.
The Woodworks Lace Up Horses were sampled and tested for lead in the paint by the State of Connecticut's Department of Consumer Protection as part of a cooperative program with CPSC. Testing indicated that the paint on these toys contained 6.8% lead. The Woodworks Lace Up Horses are banned by CPSC's Lead in Paint Requirement which limits the amount of lead in paint to 0.06%. Neither CPSC nor Reeves know of any injuries or deaths associated with this product.
The Woodworks Lace Up Horses, Item #203, is a wood horse painted green with a red shoelace laced through the holes. The wooden horse measures approximately 5½" by 4" and is sold attached to a blister package labeled in part "High gloss lacquer finish; non-toxic paint, Made in Taiwan."
Consumers should stop using the Woodworks Lace Up Horse and discard it or return it to the retailer where purchased for a full refund. Retailers should remove the Woodworks Lace Up Horses from sale immediately and return them to Reeves International Inc., 14 Industrial Road, Pequannock, New Jersey 07440.
Anyone wishing additional information may contact Reeves International Inc. at (201) 694-5006.
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