|March 26, 2008
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Ring Toss Games
Units: About 130
Importer: Educational Insights, of Vernon Hills, Ill.
Hazard: The paint on the yellow peg of the toy contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled ring toss game has three plastic blue rings and five 4-inch wooden pegs. Four of the five pegs are purple and one is yellow. The base of the game is made of two red wooden boards that form an "X" when assembled.
Sold to: School supply stores nationwide from December 2007 through February 2008 for about $30.
Manufactured in: Hong Kong
Remedy: All purchasers have been contacted and requested to return the games for a store credit or refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Educational Insights toll-free at (888) 591-9334 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.educationalinsights.com, or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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