|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 726-8208
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Push Toys Recalled by Santa’s Toy Corp. 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: Western Rider Push Toys
Units: About 9,000
Importer: Santa’s Toy Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paint on the glove, shirt, and pants of rider toy contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: The recall involves a push toy of a plastic horse with rider and a 20-inch long pole/handle. The horse and pole/handle together measures about 26 inches. The rider is wearing red pants and a green shirt. The horse comes in various colors.
Sold at: Retail dollar and discount stores nationwide February 2005 through February 2008 for between $2.50 and $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the push toy away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Santa’s Toy Corp. toll-free at (888) 726-8208 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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