Mattel Recalls “Sarge” Die Cast Toy Cars Due To Violation of Lead Safety Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
Release #07-270

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 916-4997
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Mattel Recalls “Sarge” Die Cast Toy Cars Due To Violation of Lead Safety Standard

 

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.

Name of Product: “Sarge” die cast toy cars

Units: About 253,000

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

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys could contain lead levels in excess of federal standards. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves die cast “Sarge” 2 ½ inch toy cars. The toy looks like a military jeep and measures about 2 ½ inches long by 1 inch high by 1 inch wide. The recalled toy has the markings “7EA” and “China” on the bottom. The “Sarge” toy car is sold alone or in a package of two, and may have the product number M1253 (for single cars) and K5925 (for cars sold as a set) printed on the packaging. The cars marked “Thailand” are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from May 2007 through August 2007 for between $7 and $20 (depending on whether they were sold individually or in sets).

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel. Consumers will need to return the product to receive a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel at (800) 916-4997 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.mattel.com

Picture of Recalled toy car