|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 866-3605
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AAFES Expands Recall of "Soldier Bear" Toy Sets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
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: Soldier Bear Brand Toy Sets
Units: About 13,000 (This recall was first announced in May 2007)
Importer/Retailer: AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service), of Dallas, Texas
Manufacturer: Toy Century Industrial Ltd., of Hong Kong
Hazard: Surface paints on the toy action figures, dinosaurs and animals contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves toy sets with various action figures, dinosaurs, animals and vehicles. The style number, Universal Product Code and Soldier Bear logo are printed on the product's packaging.
|Toy Set||Style Code||UPC #
|H.E.R.O.E.S. Dino Mega Cruiser
||4 98567 00047 4
|Dinosaur Adventure Set (two styles)
|6 98567 91068 1
6 98567 91074 2
|Wild Animal Adventure Set
||6 98567 91074 2
|H.E.R.O.E.S. Vehicle Play Set (three styles: military, police and fire rescue)
||6 98567 85939 3
Sold at: AAFES stores worldwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for between $5 and $15.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the product to the nearest AAFES store for full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call AAFES at (800) 866-3605 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.aafes.com
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