|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 790-2700
Toy Figures Recalled by Henry Gordy International 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: "Galaxy Warriors" Toy Figures
Units: About 380,000
Distributor: Henry Gordy International Inc., of Plainfield, N.J.
Hazard: Surface paints on the recalled toys contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The posable spaceman figures are about 4?-inches tall and come with two accessories. They were sold in various colors including yellow, grey, silver, blue, green, gold, black, and red.
Sold at: Family Dollar Stores nationwide from January 2006 through October 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and return the toy to the firm for a full refund plus postage.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Henry Gordy International toll-free at (888) 790-2700 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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