|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 333-6063
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: Disney Deluxe Winnie-the-Pooh 23-Piece Play Sets
Units: About 49,000
Importer: J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas
Hazard: Surface paints on the play sets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled play set consists of 23 pieces including: either a white or black baby doll and assorted Winnie-the-Pooh themed items such as a diaper bag, blanket, playpen, highchair, swing, stroller, and carrying bags.
Sold through: The J.C. Penney catalog, Web site and outlet stores nationwide from August 2005 through August 2007 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled play set away from young children immediately and return it to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For further information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.jcp.com
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