Toys "R" Us Recalls Elite Operations Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Surface coatings on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2007
Release #08-057

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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

Picture of Recalled Command Patrol Center Elite Operations Toy

Picture of Recalled 3 Pack Figures Elite Operations Toy

Picture of Recalled Super Rigs Elite Operations Toy

Picture of Recalled Barracuda Helicopter Elite Operations Toy