|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|June 4, 1987|
|Release # 87-033|
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Woodcrafter Kits, Inc., Yarmouth, Maine, today announced a voluntary recall of Model LP-205 Musical Mobiles due to excessive lead in the paint on this toy. The red paint on the clear plastic rings of the toy contains approximately 8% lead. This paint flakes off easily, posing a lead poisoning hazard to children. Current CPSC regulations permit no more than 0.06% lead in paint.
Neither CPSC nor Woodcrafter know of any lead poisoning incidents associated with this toy. The firm received a single complaint regarding flaking paint, and its investigation revealed that the paint contained excessive lead.
This recall involves only the model LP-205 Musical Mobile Toy, which is designed to be attached to a crib rod and which features two smiling satellites slowly orbiting over the child as music plays. Other toys in the Little Playmates series and Musical Mobiles with rings in colors other than a combination of clear and red are not involved.
A total of 364 units were manufactured and distributed nationwide. All but 107 toys have been located by Woodcrafter. The toys sold at retail for $20.00.
Consumers owning the recalled units should immediately take them from their children's reach and return them to the store where purchased for a complete refund or exchange. They may also return the toy to Woodcrafter Kits, Inc., 42A North Elm Street, Yarmouth, Maine 04096 for a refund of $20.00, plus postage.
For further information, consumers may call CPSC's toll-free hotline number 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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