|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
Toys "R" Us Recalls "Elite Operations" Toy Sets Due to Lead and Laceration Hazards
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: "Elite Operations" Toy Sets
Units: About 128,700
Importer/Retailer: Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Manufacturer: Toy Century Industrial Company Ltd., of Hong Kong
Hazard: These toys contain high levels of lead in the paint, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Also, the toys have sharp points, posing a laceration hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves three styles of "Elite Operations" brand toy sets. The military-style play sets contain light and sound vehicles, action figures and accessories. Models included in this recall are: Super Rigs Transport Vehicle (Item # 087286), Command Patrol Center (Item # 920625) and Troop Carrier (Item # 773967). The item numbers are located on the back of the packaging above the barcode. Toy sets sold prior to January 2006 are not included in this recall. No other "Elite Operations" brand toys are affected by this recall.
Sold at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com from January 2006 through early February 2007 for between $15 and $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the product to the nearest Toys "R" Us store for full credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toys "R" Us at (800) TOYSRUS (869-7787) between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.toysrus.com
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