|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407
RC2 Recalls Knights of the Sword 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: Britain's "Knights of the Sword" Series Toys
Units: About 800
Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toy knights contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The three recalled silver knight toys are mounted on red horses sold individually in see-through blister cards. "Britains" and "Knights of the Sword" are printed on the top of the card in the packaging. The recalled toys include a mounted silver knight on a red horse with an axe; a mounted silver knight on a red horse with two hands on a raised weapon; and a mounted silver knight on a red horse with a lance.
Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2004 through March 2006 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com
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