AAFES Recalls "Soldier Bear" Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2007
Release #08-141
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 866-3605
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

AAFES Recalls "Soldier Bear" 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: Soldier Bear Toys

Units: About 11,400

Importer/Retailer: AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service), of Dallas, TX

Manufacturer: First Learning Company Ltd, of Hong Kong (wooden toys)

Manufacturer: Toy World Group Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong (military vehicle toy play set)

Hazard: The surface paint on the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the following wooden toys and a plastic military vehicle toy playset. The style number, UPC codes and "Soldier Bear" logo are printed on the toy's packaging.

Toy DescriptionStyleUPC
Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagon (alphabet blocks in a wooden wagon) 6320 834162002158
Time Teacher (magnetic shapes & clock in pull cart) 6231 834162002646
Wooden Riding Horse 6349 834162003698
Vehicle Playset (blue military vehicle with action figures 1007 4895130810072

 

Sold at: AAFES stores worldwide from August 2006 through October 2007 for between $5 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return them to the nearest AAFES store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AAFES at (800) 866-3605 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.AAFES.com

 

Picture of Recalled Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagon

Picture of Recalled Time Teacher

Picture of Recalled Wooden Riding Horse

Picture of Recalled Vehicle Playset