Children's Painted Wooden Puzzles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
November 25, 1987  
Release # 87-074
 

Children's Painted Wooden Puzzles

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Little Headworks Company, Dallas, Texas today announced a voluntary recall of its children's Wooden Painted Puzzles which have excess lead in the paint. The paint on the children's wooden painted puzzles contains levels of lead as high as 12.84% and may present a lead poisoning hazard. No more than 0.06% is allowed by CPSC regulations.

Neither the CPSC nor Little Headworks Company knows of any lead poisoning incidents associated with these puzzles. An official of the firm brought this lead in paint violation to the attention of the CPSC.

The children's puzzles, which were made of wood, and the puzzle pieces are imported from Mexico, are made of wood, and the puzzle pieces are painted with various colors. More than 400 units were distributed in Texas, Oklahoma, California, New Mexico and Nevada from May 1986 to May 1987.

Consumers should remove those puzzles bought before August 1987 from use by children and return them to the store where they were purchased for a complete refund. The paints currently being used on the new products are in compliance with the lead limit.

The further information, consumers may call Little Headworks Company at 213-490-8480 or the CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.