|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (972) 241-5464
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toy Xylophones Recalled by King Import Warehouse 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: Toy Xylophones
Units: About 144
Importer: King Import Warehouse, of Dallas, Texas
Hazard: Surface paint on the toy xylophone contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a miniature toy xylophone with item number KW20119. The toy xylophone measures about 12 inches long by 5 inches wide. It has a lavender frame, a lavender mallet, and four bars which are orange, yellow, green, and white. The item number can be found on the packaging.
Sold at: Dollar Zone “giant”, Sam 99 Cent Store, and 99 Cents Mart in Texas from December 2007 through February 2008 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and return them to Dollar Zone “giant”, Sam 99 Cent Store, and 99 Cents Mart in Texas for a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call King Import Warehouse collect at (972) 241-5464 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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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