|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (305) 622-7122
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 cars
Units: About 1,900
Manufacturer: LM Import & Export, Inc., of Miami, Fla.
Distributor: Mega Wholesales Corporation, of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: Surface paint on the toy cars contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The products are sold in packages of four or six toy cars which are painted in silver, black or blue with red stickers with "super," "max" and "racing" labeled on the top and sides of the cars. The 4" plastic car sets have item numbers "43835" and "43836" printed on a white label on the back of the cardboard packaging. "Gallop X" or "RACING CARS" is also printed on the product packaging.
Sold exclusively at: Mega Wholesale stores throughout Miami, Florida from September 2010 through January 2011 for between about $2 and $3 per set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LM Import & Export collect at (305) 622-7122 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. LM Import & Export will accept collect calls.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.