|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 404-1584
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: Dragster and Funny Car toy
Units: About 7,500
Importer: International Sourcing Ltd (ISL), of Springfield, Mo.
Hazard: Surface paint on the wheels and engine of the toys contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall includes plastic models of a dragster and funny car. The dragster is approximately 22 inches long, black in color with various sponsor decals on the toys. The funny car is approximately 14 inches long and is also black in color. Both models have the ISL logo imprinted on the underside.
Sold at: National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) events through Schumacher Racing, and Matco Tools through door to door sales by its representatives from March 2007 through September 2007.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy away from children, and return it to International Sourcing Ltd. for a full refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Sourcing Ltd at (877) 404-1584 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.islpromotions.com
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