|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 843-9520
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 Products: Wooden Pull-Along Alphabet & Math Blocks Wagons, Wooden Pull-Along Learning Blocks Wagons, 10-in-1 Activity Learning Carts, and Flip-Flop Alphabet Blocks
Units: About 10,000
Importer: KB Toys, Inc., of Pittsfield, Mass.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
|Wooden Pull-Along Alphabet & Math Blocks Wagons and Learning Blocks Wagons||The recalled wooden toy wagons have 28 blocks and a pull string. The wagons measure about 7?" x 13" and have blocks with letters, words, numbers, or pictures on them. "First Learning" or "My Kidz" are printed on the products' packaging, in addition to UPC #834162002158 or #834162002165.|
|10-in-1 Activity Learning Carts||The recalled activity carts are three dimensional learning toys with various activities. The cart measures about 17?" x 16?" x 7?". "First Learning" and UPC #834162002127 are printed on the products' packaging.|
|Flip-Flop Alphabet Blocks||The recalled wooden toys have blocks that flip with letters, words, numbers, and pictures on them. The toy measures about 10 1/8" x 10?" x 2?". "First Learning" and UPC #834162001212 are printed on the products' packaging.|
Sold at: KB Toys stores nationwide. The Pull-Along Wagons were sold from August 2005 to August 2007 for between $9 and $13. The 10-in-1 Activity Learning Carts were sold from August 2006 to September 2007 for about $30. The Flip-Flop Alphabet Blocks were sold from August 2006 to September 2007 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return them to any KB Toys retail store for a store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact KB Toys toll-free at (888) 843-9520 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
10-in-1 Activity Cart
Flip-Flop Alphabet Blocks
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