November 12, 1986
Certain Voltron Lion Toys To Be Recalled And Exchanged Because Of A Potential Lead Paint Hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a warning about a potential lead paint hazard to consumers who purchased certain Deluxe Voltron Lion robot toys and Miniature Voltron Lion robot toys distributed by Matchbox Toys (USA), Ltd. of Moonachie, Jersey and manufactured in Taiwan for Bandai Co., Ltd. Certain paints on the metal parts on both sizes of Voltron Lions contain levels of lead which are higher than that which is allowed by law. These toys are, therefore, banned. Approximately 203,000 complete sets and 424,000 pieces of Deluxe Voltron Lions and 866,000 Miniature Voltron Lions made in Taiwan were sold to consumers nationwide since July, 1985. Those manufactured in Japan do not contain excessive levels of lead. The Deluxe Voltron Lions set sold for approximately $60.00 to $90.00. The Miniature Voltron Lion sold for approximately $12.00 to $15.00.