|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 299-0579
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: Go Diego Go Animal Rescue Boats
Units: About 38,000
Importer: Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys contain excessive levels of lead, which violates the federal standard prohibiting lead paint on children's toys.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The toy is an orange and yellow boat that squirts water. Cartoon character Diego is in the driver's seat. "Fisher Price," product number K3413, and a date code between 137-7HF and 223-7HF are marked on the toys.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from June 2007 through October 2007 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price in order to receive a free replacement toy. Consumers need to return the recalled toys to Fisher-Price.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 299-0579 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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