|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 207-1923
Toy Boats Recalled by Buzz's Boatyard Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
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: Toy Boats
Units: About 200
Importer: Buzz's Boatyard, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Hazard: The paint on the recalled toy boats contains an excess level of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves two models of tin Pop Pop toy boats. Models included in the recall are the 13-inch "Titanic" and the "Hut" Pop Pop boats.
Sold at: Buzz's Boatyard's Web site (www.buzzboats.com) from April 2007 to November 2007 for between $3 and $12.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Buzz's Boatyard for a refund or an exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact at Buzz's Boatyard at (877) 207-1923 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.buzzboats.com/poppop.htm
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