Fisher-Price Recalls Bongo Band Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2007
Release #07-303
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 496-8330
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Fisher-Price Recalls Bongo Band 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: Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys

Units: About 8,900

Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal law prohibiting lead paint on children's toys.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled toys have two bongos, including one with a yellow and green plastic drum base with a blue drum surface. The other bongo is yellow and green plastic drum base with an orange drum surface with “It’s a Big, Big World” printed on it. The toys were sold with animal shaped accessories including a monkey, bird, tambourine and drum stick. The toys have product number K9343 inside the orange drum. A date code between 139-7SH and 232-7SH is printed on the drum’s orange ring surface. Bongo Band toys included in this recall must have both the product number and date code.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price for instructions on returning the product in order to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 496-8330 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.mattel.com/safety

Picture of Recalled Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toy