Curious George Plush Dolls Recalled By Marvel Toys Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2007
Release #08-079

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 352-2064
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Curious George Plush Dolls Recalled By Marvel Toys Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Curious George Plush Dolls

Units: About 175,000

Manufacturer: Marvel Toys, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Surface paint on the toy’s plastic face and construction hat contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Curious George 12-inch plush dolls with a plastic face. The dolls are dressed to represent five various themes: birthday, fireman, sweet dreams, tool time and tool time with a soft face. The plush dolls were sold with a Curious George storybook or activity book. The following product and SKU numbers are printed on the packaging.

Birthday 90253/ 8-83199-90253-5
Fireman 90246/ 8-83199-90246-7
Sweet Dreams 90247/ 8-83199-90247-4
Tool Time 90251/ 8-83199-90251-1
Tool Time (soft face) 90251/ 8-83199-90251-1

Sold at: Toy and discount department stores nationwide from December 2005 through August 2007 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Marvel Toys to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marvel Toys at (800) 352-2064 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regcen.com/curiousgeorge

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