|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 580-8883
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: X Force Commander Toy Airplanes and Super Famous Toy Cars and Motorcycles
Units: About 5,000
Importer: S.U. Wholesale Inc., of Vernon, Calif.
Hazard: The recalled toys contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The "X Force Commander" is a set of six plastic jet airplanes. Item number 5689 is printed on the front of the packaging. The airplanes are painted green, red, blue, silver, black and yellow. The "Super Famous" is a set of a plastic toy car and a motorcycle. The car is yellow or red and the motorcycle is gray.
Sold at: Dollar Stores nationwide from September 2006 through November 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these toys away from children and return to them to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact S.U. Wholesale toll-free at (877) 580-8883 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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