|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 1, 2006, Revised April 30, 2007
|Company Telephone Number: (800) 321-0183
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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The Little Tikes Co. Recalls Animal-Shaped Flashlights Containing Lead Paint Sold at Target
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: Glowin' Dino and Glowin' Doggy Animal Flashlights
Units: About 20,800
Manufacturer: The Little Tikes Co., of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: The light green paint on the dinosaur-shaped flashlight and the brown paint on the dog-shaped flashlight could contain excess levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Glowin' Dino Flashlight and the Glowin' Doggy Flashlight are about 9-inches long and make an electronic sound when switched on. The green dinosaur roars, and the white and brown dog barks. Only flashlights with the following date codes are in included in the recall: LC5H161, LC5H291, LC5I031, LC5I091, LC5I131, LC5J061, LC5J231, and LC5J311. The date codes are found on the bottom of the flashlights. Units that do not contain these codes or other animal flashlight characters made by The Little Tikes Co. are not included in this recall. Also, units that have an "R" at the end of the date code are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Only at Target stores nationwide from November 2005 through December 2005 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled flashlights away from young children and contact Little Tikes for more information. Consumers will get a free replacement flashlight or refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact The Little Tikes Co. toll-free at (800) 321-0183 anytime, or visit the company's Web site at http://littletikes.com
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