|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
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Toys "R" Us Recalls Elite Operations 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: Elite Operations Toys
Units: About 16,000
Importer/Retailer: Toys “R” Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Manufacturer: Toy World Group Ltd/Chun Tat Toys Factory Limited, of Guangdong, China
Hazard: Surface coatings on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves four military-style Elite Operations toys, including Super Rigs (#1004), Command Patrol Center (#1020), Barracuda Helicopter (#1023), and 3 Pack 8-inch Figures (#1024). The product number is located on the toy’s packaging.
Sold at: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com from July 2007 through October 2007 for between $10 and $30. No other Elite Operations brand military play sets are included in this recall.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy away from children, and return them to any Toys “R” Us for a full refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toys “R” Us at (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.toysrus.com
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