FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 1989
Release # 90-010
WASHINGTON, DC. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), James Industries, Inc., Hollidaysburg, PA announced a voluntary recall of Slinky pull toys in the form of a train, worm, seal, frog, caterpillar, dalmation, and kitten.
The company has determined that the red paint used on the eyes, tongue, and cheeks of the toys may contain lead in excess of 0.06 percent and are not in compliance with CPSC regulations limiting lead content in paint on children's articles.
The pull toys all have red and white pull cords and come in two assortments:
Model #200 - Slinky Train - red, white and blue
Model #225 - Slinky Dalmation - red, white and black
Model #310 - Slinky Caterpillar - dark green, light green, and yellow
Model #425 - Slinky Seal - blue
Model #440 - Slinky Frog - green
Model #250 - Slinky Worm - red and yellow
Model #480 - Slinky Kitten - pink and blue
While thousands of these toys were sold nationwide in variety and chain stores since 1986, no injury reports or consumer complaints have been received by the company or CPSC.
Consumers should remove these toys from their children and return them to the store where purchased for an exchange or refund. Consumers may also return their Slinky toys to James Industries, Inc., Beaver Street Extension, P.O. Box 407, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
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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