|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 772-3277
Toy Drums Recalled by The Boyds Collection Ltd. Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
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: Eli's Small Drums and Liberty's Large Drums
Units: About 4,500
Importer: The Boyds Collection Ltd., of McSherrystown, Pa.
Hazard: The red paint on the drums contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled decorative toy drums are made of wood and come with two wooden drum sticks. The sides of the drums are painted blue with white stars and the tops and bottoms feature an antique U.S. flag decoration. The Eli's Small Drum measures 4 ? inches in diameter and 3 ? inches tall. The Liberty's Large Drum measures 6 ? inches in diameter and 4 inches tall. The Eli's Small Drum has item number 654933 printed on its hangtag and packaging. The Liberty's Large Drum has item number 654934 printed on its hangtag and packaging. The drums are packaged and sold separately.
Sold at: Gift and collectible stores nationwide from June 2005 through April 2007 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled decorative toy drums away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Boyds Collection Ltd. toll-free at (877) 772-3277 ext.2179 anytime, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm's Web site at www.boydsstuff.com
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