|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 655-8697
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 Racing Cars
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: OKK Trading Inc., of Commerce, Calif.
Hazard: Surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves toy racing cars that are operated with a remote control. The toy racing car comes with four additional tires and one remote control. "Formula 1" is printed on the packaging.
Manufactured in: China
Sold at: Retail dollar and discount stores nationwide from October 2007 through November 2007 for about $1.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this car away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the company toll-free at (877) 655-8697 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktrading.com
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