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TDI International Recalls Toy Cars Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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Recall Date:
January 13, 2009

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2009
Release #09-091

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 834-8088

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: "High Speed" Pull Back Toy Cars

Units: About 150

Importer: TDI International, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: Surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled pull back toy car is yellow with "PROWL" printed on the side, "VICTOR" printed on the hood, and a blue and red police warning light on the top.

Sold at: Small retail stores in Houston and Hidalgo, Texas from June 2008 through July 2008 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact TDI International for a full refund or a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TDI International toll-free at (877) 834-8088 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Pull Back Toy Cars

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