RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface paints on the toy knights contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2007
Release #07-310

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint 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 unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Britain’s “Knights of the Sword” Series Toys

Units: About 800

Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.

Hazard: Surface paints on the toy knights contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The three recalled silver knight toys are mounted on red horses sold individually in see-through blister cards. “Britains” and “Knights of the Sword” are printed on the top of the card in the packaging. The recalled toys include a mounted silver knight on a red horse with an axe; a mounted silver knight on a red horse with two hands on a raised weapon; and a mounted silver knight on a red horse with a lance.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2004 through March 2006 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com

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