|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 869-7787
Toys "R" Us Recalls Wooden Coloring Cases 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: Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases
Units: About 27,000
Importer / Retailer: Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Hazard: The printed ink on the outer packaging of the wood case contains lead. Also, some of the black watercolor paint contains excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the Imaginarium brand 213 Piece Wooden Coloring Case which includes crayons, pastels, colored pencils, fiber pens, paintbrush, pencil, water colors, palette, white paint, ruler and pencil sharpener in a light tan wooden carrying case. The case measures about 14 inches high by 19 inches wide.
Sold by: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com from October 2006 through August 2007 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the products away from children and return the item to the nearest Toys "R" Us store for store credit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Toys "R" Us at (800) TOYSRUS/869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, or visit the company's Web site at www.toysrus.com
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