|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 496-8330
Mattel Recalls Various Barbie® Accessory 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: Various Barbie Accessory Toys
Units: About 675,000
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves various Barbie accessory toys that were manufactured between September 30, 2006 and August 20, 2007. The model names, product numbers and affected date code numbers are listed in the chart below. The product and date code numbers are printed on the largest component of the toy sets.
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Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel for instructions on how to receive a free replacement toy of equal value.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mattel's Fisher-Price hotline at (888) 496-8330 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mattel.com/safety
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